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    February 13, 2004

    When Students Want to Change Mentors

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to

    October 22, 2004

    Acquiring Student Funding for International Research

    "Many institutions offer international funding opportunities. They include individual colleges and universities, federal and state/provincial agencies, nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, and discipline-based professional societies."

    October 05, 2001

    Apply Yourself

    Include a piece of written work, such as a short description of a kitchen implement, with your application.

    January 19, 2001

    Inherent in the System

    September 13, 2002

    Planning Your Career to Improve Marketability, Part II

    "This approach gives you a head start in identifying specific skill gaps that you need to make yourself attractive and qualified for the positions of the future."

    March 26, 1999

    In Praise of the Sherpa: Moving From Follower to Leader in Your Career

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS I have just finished the book Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, a harrowing account of a disastrous...
    September 03, 2005


    May 09, 2003

    Bringing Your Research Closer to People

    Due to the high volume of questions received, the CareerDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

    August 03, 2001

    Meeting the Needs of Developing Countries

    "Infectious diseases are the world's leading cause of death, killing at least 17 million people every year."

    July 05, 2002

    Out of the Ordinary

    "I had to go through some hard experiences caused by the conservative structures of the teacher-education system in Bavaria."

    November 02, 2001

    Superior Supervision

    Asked to list the most important areas for supervisor training, both supervisors and students placed the supervisor-student relationship as the top priority.

    December 06, 2002

    A Year in Texas

    As life in the laboratory is different, so is life outside the lab.

    October 13, 2000

    Rediscovering the Joy of Science

    April 25, 2003

    Probing for Answers

    "Postdoctoral researchers at the BRC continue on to a wide variety of careers."

    March 11, 2005

    Straight Out of Science Fiction

    If successful, Jackson’s current mission of developing a more secure method of transferring information using a single photon would revolutionize information technology.

    September 21, 2001

    Tissue Engineering: A Growth Area

    With an ageing population there is expanding demand for tissue engineered products, which in turn will lead to a new, high-tech industry sector.

    February 22, 2002

    Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 2: What a Difference a Day Makes

    Fall semester was rough. Not always because the demands of those five classes got me down--but mostly because my social life SUCKS.

    February 21, 2003

    Global Collaboration Boosts Scientific Innovation

    "... the collaboration will involve substantial academic exchange and there will be a free flow of staff and students."