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    October 18, 2002

    A Career-Development Plan for Postdocs

    "FASEB recommends that all institutions involved in the training and career development of postdoctoral fellows have a well-defined mentoring program in place." --Heather Rieff, FASEB senior policy analyst

    September 16, 2005

    Where Do I Fit in the British Academic System?

    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!

    April 09, 2004

    University Challenge: Administering Research

    "I had convinced myself that I had a range of useful skills to offer the world outside science, but could I convince an employer?"

    June 18, 2004

    Ask Dr Bridget for Advice

    August 27, 2004

    A Booming Field

    "I don't believe it is essential to possess a sports science degree to go on to a Ph.D. in sports science"

    February 22, 2002

    Work and Play: A Lecturer's Life in a New University

    I had actually realised my career ambitions when I was let loose 'to play' in a lab during my PhD.

    June 25, 2004

    Do What You Love; Love What You Do

    Ritter urged young scientists pursuing alternative careers to strive to be the best at their current positions while also preparing themselves for future transitions. Always do more than your peers, she suggests, because employers look at past work when evaluating candidates, no matter what job you're applying for.

    July 13, 2001

    Sink or Swim: Riding the Dot-Com Wave

    "There are definite parallels between working as an entrepreneur in the business world and being a research scientist in an academic institution."

    October 31, 2003

    From Mice to Men

    "If you choose this kind of work, the skills that you will acquire make you interesting to both university hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry."

    August 02, 2002

    Bioprospecting in Brazil: Alternative Approaches Toward Producing Autochthonic Medicines

    "Perhaps it is better to ask whether the discovery of new medicinal entities should be the most important benefit of bioprospecting."

    July 26, 2002

    Teaching and Postgraduate Training: Do They Mix?

    "Teaching provided me with an opportunity to learn skills that have benefited me both during my PhD and my career as a postdoc."

    March 21, 2003

    A Truly European Biotech Entrepreneur

    "I had to take the decision either to go abroad or to create my own company." --Pedro de Noronha Pissarra

    August 01, 2003

    Another One Bites the Dust: The Pleasures and Perils of Start-Up Careers

    I still think it is worth taking the risk of moving to a start-up, even in the current economic climate.

    October 18, 2002

    Singapore: Scientists in Venture Capital Industries

    "Unlike employees with a financial or a business background, a scientist can understand the underlying technology and will be in a position to evaluate the potential of the technology."

    May 04, 2001

    A Seat at the Table: Postdoctoral Representation on Institutional Committees

    July 09, 2004

    The GrantDoctor: M.D. to Ph.D., and Vice Versa

    1. What programs are available for M.D.s who wish to enter research?
    2. What about Ph.D.s who want to get a medical degree?

    August 08, 2003

    MaRS: A Research and Discovery Hub

    "If you create the infrastructure to bring the science, scientists, and the business community closer together, then you generate the impetus to accelerate technology commercialisation in a cluster environment."

    February 10, 2006

    The Greener Side of Math: A Statistician in the Plant Science World

    “In the last 15 years, I had some good intuition that I always made sure I followed up on,” says Pierre Dutilleul, an applied statistician at McGillUniversity.

    June 25, 2004

    Saving the World Is All a Hat Trick

    Sometimes getting ahead in a career means taking chances and does not necessarily involve planning ahead.