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    November 29, 2002

    The Academic Consultant: Planning Your Business

    "One of the true essentials of developing an academic consulting business is determining a systematic plan for growth."

    December 13, 2002

    The Academic Consultant, Part 3--Conflicts of Interest

    "Remember that just the mere perception of conflict, even if completely unfounded, can be just as damaging as an actual ethical breach."

    October 12, 2012

    Consulting Agreements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    A leading attorney and a serial entrepreneur explain how to avoid potholes when reviewing consulting agreements with biomedical companies.

    April 27, 2012

    In Person: Consulting for Career Enhancement

    A group of grad students and postdocs has created a successful, non-profit consulting group to improve their private-sector employment prospects.

    October 24, 2003

    Consultancy and Other Sources of Brain Drain

    "In many European countries, the brain drain may well become more pronounced as mobility increases with the future expansion of the European Union."

    August 15, 2003

    The Academic Consultant, Part Four--The Rear-View Mirror

    "Despite the stumbling blocks, it now seems a perfectly natural extension of my professional role as an academic to be a consultant on the side. ..."

    February 24, 2012

    Stepping Out of Big Pharma's Shadow

    As big-pharma jobs disappear, pharma scientists are landing at start-ups, launching their own, or joining academia.

    January 07, 2000

    New Program Helps With Professional Development

    October 31, 2003

    Women in Science: Take Your Career in Your Hands

    December 04, 2009

    Mind Matters: In Defense of Downtime

    Working longer hours doesn't necessarily mean getting more done.

    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.

    November 12, 2010

    Working With Industry Under a Microscope

    Regulations seem to discourage academic scientists from partnering with industry, but such collaboration is essential to translational research.

    May 21, 1999

    Young Scientists as Activists: Tara Riemer

    June 29, 2001

    Homing in on Epilepsy

    July 27, 2012

    Help Not Wanted

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

    August 26, 2011

    Creating Your Own Job: From Engineer to Entrepreneur

    A layoff set engineer Diana Hodgins on a new career path, leading eventually to managing her own company.

    November 12, 2004

    Academic Spinoff: SunPower

    Solar power may have fallen quickly out of public view, but Richard Swanson remained intrigued by the challenge.

    January 14, 2005

    Waiting Until the Time is Right

    "To found a company and then stay on the outside, the company can take all sorts of different directions. If you really want to have influence, the only way to do that is to join it." - Corey Goodman