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September 12, 2003

Bully for Biotech

Biotechnology is about opportunity. And risk.

April 30, 2004

Young Inventors of the World Unite

Bursting with more ideas than business savvy, precocious innovators turn to mentors and each other for guidance.

October 25, 2002

The Academic Consultant--Why Start a Consultancy?

"In the end, academia may serve as a perfect springboard from which to develop a complementary consulting business."

October 07, 2005

Wearing Many Hats

Now, as a faculty member and dean of health sciences at The Community and Technical College of Shepherd in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Plautz looks back at the hats she has worn and the events that have defined her professionally.

October 04, 2002

A Scientist on the Dark Side

"As is the case for most scientists who find a way into business--a.k.a. the dark side--there was nothing traditional about my path."

April 22, 2005

Across the Road from the Ivory Tower

"I remember being a student in the lab, and a sales guy came to show software and I thought that I never want to be that guy. Then I became that guy, and I found that it matured me scientifically." - Chris Williams, Principal Scientist, Chemical Computing Group.

August 08, 2003

If You Can Stand the Heat … Stay in Biotech

To guard against the risks of unemployment, gaining expertise in technologies that have broad applications is extremely important.

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.

October 28, 2011

OMG, So Many Science Careers

If you like grant writing, writing grants, and obtaining grants via writing, you may enjoy life as an academic scientist.

March 30, 2012

NPA Founders Find Success

The scientists who founded the National Postdoctoral Association 10 years ago say the experience helped their careers.

May 18, 2007

Behavioral Scientists Get Off the Trail

Here are six examples of behavioral scientists who have stepped off the academic path into some interesting territory.

November 14, 2008

For Physician-Scientists, Conflict-of-Interest Issues Are Complex

Working in the clinic and at the bench means physician-scientists need to be particularly aware of conflicts of interest--and the appearance of them.

November 18, 2011

Where Are the Neuroscience Jobs?

Our correspondent reports from the Neuroscience 2011 meeting in Washington, D.C.

November 18, 2011

A Mycologist Reaps the (Glowing) Fruit of His Labor

Patrick Hickey’s career has grown in a way as unpredictable as the organisms he cultivates.

May 25, 2012

Content Collection: Lab Management

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

July 25, 2003

To Boldly Go ... Enterprise for Academics

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!

August 18, 2006

Tooling Up: Are You Management Material?

Although it is true that some people use an early MBA as a launching pad, many others claim that the degree, without work experience behind it, only makes the job search more difficult.

May 26, 2006

The Food Network Effect

"Name it--different shape, size, and forms--we did it. We did banana juice, we did diced bananas, frozen, dried--whatever." --Aurora Saulo