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    September 15, 2000

    Yours Transferably: Poster Art

    May 17, 2002

    Yours Transferredly: Be a Science Guru for a Day

    "Teachers everywhere are gagging for enthusiastic support."

    February 15, 2002

    Your First "First-Author" Paper: Part One--The Writing

    Most other scientists will be far more interested in what
    they think your results mean than in what you think they mean.

    October 18, 2002

    Starting From Scratch: Trials of a First-Time Teacher

    So I asked myself, "What is an undergraduate practical meant to achieve, and how do you prepare a successful one?"

    February 16, 2000

    Yours Transferably: Going Global 2--Making Contact

    July 02, 2004

    Sorry, No Time, I'm Off Abroad to My Collaborators' Lab

    I successfully figured out an incomprehensible map of the underground while wondering who would be in the audience and if they would subject me to a tough interrogation.

    September 21, 2001

    Shotgun Thesis Composition

    "I've decided to break all the rules. I'm tackling the whole thing in one go."

    September 23, 2005

    Yours Transferredly: The Fallback Option

    "My reputation in the eyes of the very people who could determine my future may be at stake, but we postdocs would be very foolish indeed if we only pursued one opportunity at a time."

    September 15, 2000

    Good Poster Art

    August 20, 2004

    When Research Is Your Second Career

    My euphoria at being a scientist raises the disturbing question of how I might cope with, well, not being a scientist anymore.

    June 20, 2003

    Interview Skills for the Job Hungry

    "Expressing a willingness to learn more or admitting a small weakness will make you appear honest."

    April 20, 2001

    Yours Transferably: Absent With Leave

    December 19, 2003

    Confessions of a Secret Lab Dancer

    "Even if the tune in your head is 'You can keep your hat on', never, ever succumb to the temptation to strip, even just a little bit."

    March 19, 2004

    Biting the Bullet

    "Push on to complete individual tasks rather than spinning plates, because task completion equals your stress level coming down a notch or two."

    April 29, 2005

    Yours Transferredly: New Territories Beyond the Great Unknown

    Temporary unemployment presents an unparalleled chance for change and for wiping your slate clean.

    March 21, 2003

    How to Get Around to Writing

    Remind yourself constantly that the reason you get up in the morning is to write scientific papers.

    June 15, 2001

    Your PhD Boss: Adversary or Super-Advisor? Part One

    November 16, 2001

    Yours Transferredly: Create Your Own Postdoc Job

    You too can have a crack at controlling your own fate.

    December 21, 2001

    Yours Transferredly: Hey Big Spender!

    It was time to wise up to the intricacies of scientific sales teams and academic financial management.