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    April 21, 2014

    Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

    A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.

    December 07, 2001

    Building Bridges Between the Lab and Your Next Career

    Rather than looking at scientific ideas in a technical sense, we were forced to consider them in a business mindset and how feasible it would be in bringing them to the marketplace.

    July 27, 2012

    Help Not Wanted

    The United States faces a severe shortage of qualified scientists—so why are there so many unemployed scientists?

    February 21, 2014

    Learning to Lead a Lab

    Lab management courses can help new and aspiring principal investigators learn to manage people, projects, and budgets.

    Taken for Granted
    September 24, 2013

    Academia's Money Troubles

    According to a report, about a third of academic institutions are on precarious financial footing.

    March 15, 2002

    Take Your Worst Estimate and Double It: Project Management for Postdocs

    Others are more likely to grab a pipettor with one hand and start sketching on a piece of paper towel with the other. ...

    May 24, 2002

    When a Mentor Becomes a Thief

    "I've talked to scores and scores of people who allege misconduct, and most of them are entirely right"

    December 28, 2012

    Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

    The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

    June 17, 2013

    Making Evidence-Based Career Decisions

    myIDP helps you cut through hearsay and conjecture and base your career choices on solid data and professional experience.

    May 04, 2012

    Translational Volcanology

    There is still a gap between modeling-based predictions and deciding when to evacuate a city.

    May 25, 2012

    Content Collection: Lab Management

    New group leaders need to learn how to manage people, projects, finances, and more.

    May 22, 1998

    Tooling Up Book Club: Alternative Careers in Science: Leaving the Ivory Tower

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS "...
    September 22, 2000

    Enhancing the U.S. Postdoctoral Experience

    Taken for Granted
    December 06, 2013

    The Gift of Good Advice

    A new book aims to help young academics, in the sciences and other fields, navigate academia's rough terrain.

    June 20, 2008

    Opportunities Abound in Toxicology

    So far in her career, Nadia Moore has toured several major subfields of toxicology.

    February 04, 2005

    Weeding Out the Bugs: The Birth of a Biopesticide Firm

    "It's easy to find things that work. But to produce them on a large scale and market [them], it's a whole new thing, and it requires a lot more expertise that maybe in-house researchers just don't have," says Hélène Chaisson, Vice-President of Research and Development, Codena.

    September 24, 2013

    Narrowing the Choices: What Career Path is Right for You?

    To get the best possible start on your career, do your research, make a decision, and see where it takes you.

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