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    September 12, 1997

    What Are Headhunters and How Do They Work?

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS A few years ago, Dr. Jim Bylund was studying gene expression in Bacillus subtilis, working as a...
    February 27, 1998

    Self-Assessment Exercises: A GRE for Your Ego and Superego

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS "...
    July 10, 1998

    Interviewing Skills: What to Do When They Say "Tell Me About Yourself"

    This common interview question can be dangerous if you don't know how to handle it.

    November 12, 2004

    Academic Spinoff: SunPower

    Solar power may have fallen quickly out of public view, but Richard Swanson remained intrigued by the challenge.

    October 07, 2005

    Balance and Love

    Hayes has become the youngest professor at the University of California, Berkeley, earning tenure at 30, when most scientists are at still postdocs and many are graduate students.

    October 12, 2005

    United States: Two Scientists and a Baby

    "We felt very well established in what we were working on in our postdocs and really excited about new opportunities and looking for ways to make those new opportunities come into being." - Alexis Templeton

    October 28, 2005

    Cynthia Robbins-Roth: Surviving the Crash

    "I had the good sense to have a serious accident when the market was down." --Cynthia Robbins-Roth

    October 28, 2005

    The European Nanoworld, Under a Magnifying Glass

    There is often more to a job in a nanotech company than ordinary R&D work.

    November 04, 2005

    Investigating the Neural and Vascular Consequences of Stroke

    "When I came to MSM, I wanted to build something that would incorporate my background in cardiovascular [research] and neuroscience, and stroke was the perfect venue for that."--Byron Ford

    November 04, 2005

    Getting Wired: Pathway of a Neuroscientist

    "I remember starting out with a simple interest in languages and language acquisition as a hobby. Now it's taken me to looking at how the brain is hardwired, and understanding how the influence of environment can alter this wiring structure." --Edward Ruthazer

    November 25, 2005

    The European Young Investigator Awards - Finding a Niche

    "This choice was more practical because you try to build up a career, and if you do what people are already doing, you need to be very good, but also lucky, to make it," says Edwin Cuppen.

    February 17, 2006

    Getting a New Business Off the Ground

    "A mother is continually training in how to manage her time and organise her work. This is key [to success in entrepreneurship], beyond having guts and imagination," says Claire Dutertre.

    March 24, 2006

    Certifiable: Teacher Training for Midcareer Professionals

    Because it is operated by a school district--the largest in the country--New York City's program can guarantee a job for all participants, as it did for 1700 participants in last year's June program.

    May 05, 2006

    Group Diversity: Mock Juries Reveal Surprising Effects of Diversity on Groups

    A study conducted by Samuel R. Sommers indicates that juries including a mix of ethnicities perform better than all-white juries.

    May 19, 2006

    Making a Difference: Work as a Chemical Engineer

    "I feel like I'm making a useful contribution not only to the company but to the environment," says chemical engineer John Ma of Dow Chemical Canada.

    May 19, 2006

    Chemical Connections

    “We are looking for people who have a history of publishing and presenting. If the résumé doesn’t have those two key elements, they’ll be at a competitive disadvantage.” - Ron Webb, Procter and Gamble

    July 07, 2006

    A Botanist Becomes a Broker

    "Whether it's how we treat the environment or each other, it's all connected," says Martina Hoft, conservation botanist and real estate broker.

    August 11, 2006

    Lab Dynamics: Negotiating Science

    How do you progress to a solution that serves the interests of both parties?

    August 25, 2006

    Seeing the World Through Science: Conference Experiences

    September 08, 2006

    Policy Issues and Emotions

    "Students interested in political science might try volunteering at local political campaigns, nongovernmental organizations, citizen advocacy groups, and interest groups." --Charles Taber

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