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    June 10, 2005

    Short-Term Startup

    Short-term startup … Can't a fellow have a grant?

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    November 21, 2003

    Encompassing the Real and the Virtual

    For me it has been the ideal way to complement my work in cancer research outside the lab.

    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.

    October 03, 2003

    Clinicians Put Research Life Under the Microscope

    Moving from research to clinical work and back to research slows down career development.

    August 23, 2002

    Chinese Medicine--A Spark in the UK

    "The question is who is going to get the funding first."

    March 11, 2005

    The Job Opportunity Market - A New Way of Applying?

    It is a successful formula for this target group.

    August 13, 1999

    Why Bench Science May Scare Off Potential Scientific Mothers-to-Be

    August 10, 2001

    The Italian Job II: The Long Haul

    "Private research institutes are now the main way that not just foreigners, but also experienced Italian researchers working abroad and looking to return, get into the main science 'flow' in Italy."

    July 25, 2003

    Betting on the Future

    Few young scientists carry with them a sense of destiny, or an image of themselves as the laboratory equivalent of gunslingers and racecar drivers.

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    July 01, 2005

    Hughes, Burroughs-Wellcome Course Launches Initiative in Career-Skills Education

    Although the course emphasized a few issues that are unique to academia, many of the subjects covered--general management, project planning, time management, and interpersonal principles--are crucial to all professionals, no matter what career they ultimately choose to pursue.

    October 06, 2006

    Who We Are As Scientists

    “The pressure [in science] is enormous. When I was running the IBM research labs, that was one of my biggest challenges [in] sustaining quality.” --Randy Isaac

    August 12, 2005

    Mitigating Disasters

    His work has involved man-made disasters like the genocide in Rwanda and the collapse of the World Trade Center, and natural disasters like the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Southeast Asia.

    February 18, 2005

    Caught in the Squeeze

    John Marburger, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, says …"the president really cares about science."

    October 25, 2002

    Private Universities: Better Than the Rest?

    "In their report, the jury assessed the performance of several private colleges as no more than mediocre."

    November 15, 2002

    Ethical Issues In Research, Part II: Ethical Questions Raised By New Cell Technology

    It is highly unlikely that concerns about cell technologies will win the day. The rewards for commerce and the promise of therapeutic advantages will surely drive research on.

    August 11, 2000

    How Not to Kill a Grant Application, Part 6: Developing Your Research Plan

    September 02, 2005

    Getting a Permanent Position, and a Chair of Excellence, in France

    France is unusual in that finding a position doesn't necessarily mean finding employment.

    May 16, 2003

    Ten Traits of the Job-Search Rebel

    "Scientists coming from academia will rapidly separate themselves into two camps: those who take the advice of their mentors and proceed cautiously, and those who use their internal motivation, creativity, and a lot of hours to tear up the track."

    November 24, 2000

    Signs of Intelligible Life