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    October 25, 2002

    Choosing the Right Career Path

    "Someone working in academia or industry who is embittered by knowing that their career choice was made by seeking to placate an advisor could do more to discourage other women and minorities from entering scientific careers."

    December 03, 2004

    NSF Workshop on the Postdoc Experience Calls for "Culture Change"

    Correcting the problems and inequities that bedevil postdocs will require changing the culture of labs and universities across the country, and the National Science Foundation can and should take steps to catalyze reform.

    October 19, 2001

    Forging a New Path

    Research was still very exciting and challenging, but I wanted to find a new way to pursue my interest in pharmacology without conducting laboratory-based research.

    July 19, 2002

    Those Who Can, Teach Physics

    "Graduate Teacher Programmes allow unqualified teachers to be paid a salary of more than £12 000 while training 'on the job' in a school."

    February 01, 2002

    Careers in Science Editing: Feature Index

    Editors play critical--but often behind the scenes--roles in publications of all sorts, as they work to make each...
    February 07, 2003

    Communicating Science to Policy-Makers and Policy to Scientists

    I think it is a common misperception that Ph.D. programs prepare scientists only for lab-based research.

    March 09, 2001

    Academic Orphans

    April 18, 2003

    Yours Transferredly: Reading Between the Lines

    If you read things at face value and don't wise up to the hidden meanings in paper-speak, you might get left behind.

    October 12, 2001

    Anticipation ... Is Getting Me Down

    August 19, 2005

    Your Real Alternative to a Career in Science

    Whilst I deliberate on my next move, the view from this narrow ledge is interesting.

    March 16, 2001

    ABC: A Lesson in Mentoring

    March 11, 2005

    A Scientist as a Knowledge Agent

    Lewis, who trained as a geoscientist to doctoral level, describes her work at Dstl as 'research, but a different kind of research.'

    March 23, 2001

    Funding Emergency Response and Using GrantsNet

    March 29, 2002

    Mentoring: An Essential Part-time Job

    "... It is unfair to expect Professor Jones to take on disproportionate mentoring responsibilities just because she is a member of an underrepresented group."

    May 17, 2002

    Entrepreneurship and Medical Writing: Building a New Career

    "On some level, I was always aware that I would not work as a laboratory technician for the remainder of my professional life."

    February 22, 2002

    The Singapore Research Centre: Developing Cellular Therapeutics

    ViaCell's scientific and technological expertise will pave the way for the development of novel therapeutics right here.

    November 08, 2002

    How to Be an Effective Mentor

    "In my opinion, the most important role of a mentor is to listen without being judgmental."

    May 11, 2001

    Creating a Niche Service for Graduate Students

    May 05, 2000

    Research Program Management: Life as an NSERC Program Manager

    November 02, 2001

    From Academic Curiosity to Real-World Tool

    Injectable nanocomposites for bone replacement are expected to overcome problems with current technologies by improving strength, biocompatibility, and ease of nutrient transport.