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August 06, 1999

Industrial Postdocs: The Pros and Cons of Doing an Industrial Postdoc

January 14, 2004

Your Innovative Idea

Young scientific and technical entrepreneurs are not alone in the Netherlands.

August 06, 2004

Doing the Numbers

The Rand report concludes that, although adequate data and accurate assessments of labor market conditions are important for many different parties, early career and prospective scientists are especially vulnerable.

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

Starting up a Start-up in the U.K. Part 1: The Ground Work

Ultimately, the success of the venture depends on the enthusiasm of the inventor. However, the tech transfer office plays a big role; a skilled, hard-working expert can be a huge advantage.

July 15, 2005

Careers in Clinical Molecular Genetics

"If you want to have a safe job--a job for life--then clinical molecular genetics is it, no doubt about it." - Maximilian Muenke

November 18, 2005

Industry Insider: The European Steel Industry, a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

Once they are in, young employees often state how surprised they are at how high tech, innovative, and environmentally-friendly today's steel industry is.

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.

December 09, 2005

Tightrope Walker

Doing a Ph.D. on visual interfaces and usability is particularly useful, he believes, because it allows him to understand what the consumers would like to use and to guess whether a new product would succeed or fail.

January 27, 2006

The Other Microsoft

"As soon as some conference deadline comes up, you see us working like maniacs to finish … papers, just like we did when we were in school." --Henrique Malvar, the director of Microsoft's Redmond research lab

February 17, 2006

International Careers Report: Switzerland - Commendable Collaboration

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 31, 2006

Careers in Biotech and Pharma : Changing Courses

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

May 19, 2006

Tooling Up: Mutation or Extinction

"Now I understand why Microsoft Office products have all those collaboration features that I never found useful in the academic lab. My general impression is that academic labs are into producing soloists. Industry, however, wants orchestra players."

June 23, 2006

Getting Lucky

As in blackjack, learning a basic strategy is the first step toward shifting the odds in your favor.

August 18, 2006

Tooling Up: Are You Management Material?

Although it is true that some people use an early MBA as a launching pad, many others claim that the degree, without work experience behind it, only makes the job search more difficult.

August 18, 2006

Testing the Science Enterprise Market

"I used this event to get an idea of how academics should present their ideas to business groups--for example, the need to provide an exit strategy for investors so they can see where and when they will get their money back," says Jonathan Styles.

September 08, 2006

A Head Start in Renewable Energy

Guillaume Bourtourault's enduring interest in environmental matters, his drive to pursue a career even when it was marginalised, and his vision for sustainable development are what made it all possible.