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December 19, 2003

A Very Vine Education

"Graduates are more or less offered leading positions at farms and wineries, and after a while you can find these young people in top positions of the wine industry."

March 26, 2004

Discovering Careers in a Young Biotech Company

"We are always on the lookout for people with project management skills." --Jochen Knolle

May 28, 2004

Against the Clock: Expiry Date for Researchers in Germany?

" I feel I am doing a good job, and I have enough money from grants to continue my work, but I still have to leave."

October 08, 2004

Researching in Silico

[H]er team currently consists of an impressively diverse group including computer scientists, physicists, biochemists, and chemists.

November 26, 2004

Saving the Materials of Music

January 21, 2005

Uncovering the Situation of PhD Students in Germany

An excellent doctoral education should not be left to chance.

March 11, 2005

A Scientist as a Knowledge Agent

Lewis, who trained as a geoscientist to doctoral level, describes her work at Dstl as 'research, but a different kind of research.'

April 08, 2005

A Volcanologist's Vista

Out on a mountain, Mather says, "you have to work with the situation" and solve the practical difficulties as best you can.

May 20, 2005

Science Writing: What are the Markets?

Irrespective of the market science writers aim for, Merlin Goldman stresses doing your homework before sending in your piece: "Get examples, look at them carefully, pitch style correctly, and get it right the first time."

July 01, 2005

Finding the Right Response to a Global Invader

Though the competition may be stiff, getting into such a high profile field has its own career rewards.

July 15, 2005

Training Scientists as Managers

"Scientists are always focused on experiments, gaining knowledge, but there is the human side that you need to be exposed to early on." -Anton Wutz

July 29, 2005

A Step Inside Industry

"The best thing about it [CASE award] is it gives you a feel for what industry wants." –Robert Phillips

September 09, 2005

A Look at Health Care Biotech

Stephen James: "As a scientist, you must be willing to work toward making a product." Gaining new knowledge for its own sake it not enough.

September 16, 2005

A Mathematician Gets Out of the Box

Mathematics researchers, Crowdy says, need to "develop [their] own style. Follow your heart. Don't be afraid to go out on your own."

October 14, 2005

Cretan Tales: From Slovakia to Crete

Given the opportunity, Jana Kadukova says she would definitely be keen to work abroad again. "In my opinion, everyone should try this once in their life," she says

October 14, 2005

A Geologist's Adventure in Crete

Early-Stage Training fellowships offer Ph.D. researchers the opportunity to pursue specialised training for a period of 3 months to 3 years as part of their doctoral training.

November 18, 2005

Using Maths to Predict Physical Phenomenon

"I think I have been lucky in the choice of topics to work on, topics which later turned out to be useful for developments in an apparently different direction."

December 02, 2005

Patient to Retrain in Patent Law

"You have a lot to learn, but when you can argue the case of your patent application successfully to a patent examiner, it's great," says Sarah Thompson.

March 31, 2006

Scientists Step Into the Classroom

Botanist-turned-teacher Liam Garvey describes his ultimate reward as "when a kid gets it. You see the light of understanding; that's the kick."

June 16, 2006

Just Do It

"I found that I didn't need to follow current trends as much. I became a bit more trusting of my own judgments, a bit more trusting that my own curiosity would take me directions that other people might find interesting as well," says Jeremy Baumberg.