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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...
    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.

    August 14, 1998

    Tooling Up Index

    Since 1998, the best career advice for industry-bound scientists.

    November 13, 1998

    How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

    The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.

    April 26, 2002

    Born in Scandal: The Evolution of Clinical Research Ethics

    Protecting human research subjects is hot stuff right now.

    May 31, 2002

    The Selfish Gene: Data Sharing and Withholding in Academic Genetics

    "When faced with decisions about sharing, scientists should consider seriously the broader impact of their decisions on the fundamental characteristics of the scientific enterprise and, when at all possible, err on the side of openness."

    August 16, 2002

    The Salary Discussion: Walk Away a Winner With the Right Preparation

    "If you are asked this question, you must be prepared to answer on the basis of some very specific intelligence that you’ve gathered about the company’s range of salaries."

    March 11, 2005

    A Biodefence Mission for Traditional Immunologists

    "It is better for marketability to be someone considered to have expertise in murine T cell immunology than someone who considers themselves an expert on how to protect a mouse from anthrax," says Altmann.

    April 01, 2005

    Peer Mentors and Networks: Powerful Tools for Promoting Transfer Student Success

    Transfer students thrived when we brought them together with successful peers and program alumni to form formal and informal peer networks.

    April 01, 2005

    Bridges to Nowhere?

    If history shows anything, it's that taking money away from people who have it and giving it to people who don't is a very difficult thing to do, whether it's scientists or serfs, postdocs or the poor.

    April 15, 2005

    Technostarters - Chair of Success

    I've also learned that entrepreneurship is not about the pursuit of fast money; it's about achieving a long-sought personal goal.

    June 03, 2005

    The Road to a Neurobiology Ph.D.

    Gregory is now nearing completion of his Ph.D. at UCLA so now he has to figure out the next step on his career path.

    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 08, 2005

    From Mexicali to Harvard

    His circuitous route took him through numerous low-paying jobs to community college, a bachelor's degree at the University of Washington, and--eventually--to graduate school at Harvard.

    September 09, 2005

    The University in Corporate Clothing

    "This is an environment where everyone is considered and assumed to be a responsible, engaged adult until proven otherwise. You do what you have to do to get the job done." -Holly Butler

    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 09, 2005

    More Commercial Awareness for the European Biotech Industry

    Young scientists have to be willing to learn about the commercialisation of new products and the related market if they are to play an important role in developing European biotech into a more mature industry.

    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

    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

    Funding Opportunities in Neuroscience

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