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February 16, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Dealing with Setbacks

Your best weapon is focused, methodical, patient effort.

March 02, 2007

Priming the Mind

"I thought, if these people are saying they can go to these places, maybe I can too." -- Lawrence Williams

May 25, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Celebrate Your Success

It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.

June 22, 2007

Working as a Medical Writer

"I would say that there's definitely enough work to go around." --Emma Hitt

June 29, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Strength in Numbers

“Used properly, this tool will encourage you, and your lab mates, to operate outside your normal mode of thinking.”

July 20, 2007

To Choose an Adviser, Be an "Armchair Anthropologist"

"I sometimes think of it as doing a little 'armchair anthropology,' asking what it's like in this lab, and can I thrive here?" --Chris Golde

September 07, 2007

A Karolinska Doctoral Candidate Learns the Joys of Business Ownership, Research, and Fatherhood

"I like to move very fast and take a lot of risks compared to the traditional Swedish way."

--Mohammed Homman

September 28, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Getting the Most Out of Progress Reviews

Value these moments of interaction with your supervisor. … If you are well-prepared, progress-review meetings will make a magnificent contribution to achieving your main goal, the completion of your research projects.

October 05, 2007

Studying the Self Scientifically

Lenggenhager helped develop an experimental concept aimed at recreating out-of-body experiences in healthy subjects as a way to study distorted self-consciousness.

October 12, 2007

In the Minority: Three Scientists Describe Working Outside Their Native Lands

October 26, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Starting Off on the Right Foot

You may discover that lab technicians or the person ordering supplies can profoundly affect the course of your research and the quality of your experience, so be sure to give everyone the respect that they deserve.

December 14, 2007

Internships Offer Ph.D.s Early Leap Into Job Market

"It's like the television show
The Apprentice: If you see someone for 6 weeks, you are a lot more convinced that they are the right fit for your company than if they turn up for an hourlong interview." --Rebecca Dowsett, University of Nottingham

December 21, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Writing Your Doctoral Thesis With Style

Like any big undertaking, writing a thesis is easier if you break it down into smaller steps.

January 25, 2008

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Dealing With Difficult Colleagues

If you learn how to cope with contrary colleagues early in your career, particularly in the competitive atmosphere of a lab, you will develop valuable coping and people-management skills that will serve you time and again, wherever your career path takes you.

April 18, 2008

Home Stretch to Graduation

Along with some happy feelings, "all [Ph.D. students] experience a kind of a letdown ... about that feeling of this big project not being there anymore," says psychologist Mary McKinney.

June 20, 2008

Training in Academia--and Industry

A CIFRE agreement "is a good way of ... doing research and keeping other doors open," says Sylvain Schwartz.

June 27, 2008

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Better Communication With Your Supervisor

Is poor communication with your supervisor getting in the way of your progress in the lab?

July 25, 2008

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Defending Your Thesis With Flair

A thesis defense is a cross between an exam and a ceremony.

February 20, 2009

Testimony of a Young Christian Scientist

Recently nominated as the best young scientist in Hungary, chemistry Ph.D. student Imre Miklós Szilágyi has been striving to succeed with the desire to glorify God.

October 08, 2010

Happy 15th Birthday to Us

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of our first issue, the editor of Science Careers makes a few observations and suggestions.