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    October 20, 2014

    Ask Alice: Should I stay or should I go?

    In a new feature, Alice Huang answers your questions about science career issues.

    October 27, 2014

    Ask Alice: Should I join an NIH study section?

    The advantages of serving on a study section, Alice says, more than justify the substantial time commitment.

    November 10, 2014

    Ask Alice: Call me by my name

    My adviser wants me to call him by his first name! What should I do?

    November 17, 2014

    Ask Alice: Improper contact

    A new postdoc insists on rubbing up against me in the lab. What should I do?

    November 24, 2014

    Ask Alice: Hunkering down

    Yes, it can make sense to stay in the same lab for graduate school—just don’t get complacent!

    October 20, 2014

    Ask Alice

    Alice and her friends answer questions that you don’t want to ask you preceptor, peer, or colleagues regarding your career in science.

    November 25, 2014

    Winners and losers from President Obama’s immigration plan

    An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.

    November 26, 2014

    The never-ending Ph.D.

    The worst part of grad school, writes our columnist, is that you can’t predict when it’s going to be over.

    January 12, 2007

    Opportunities: Insubordination

    The culmination of the Ph.D. is supposed to be the creation of an independent and self-sufficient scientist who can continue to contribute to the scientific enterprise.

    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

    March 23, 2007

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Making the Most of a Conference

    Starting the conference well-prepared and maintaining a proper balance between presentations and coffee breaks can make your conference experience a source of inspiration.

    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 08, 2007

    Hidden Talents, Hungry Markets: Ph.D.s Have Many Skills to Offer Industry

    "Earning a Ph.D. is not a vocational qualification anymore. It equips people to go into all sectors of society."

    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

    July 20, 2007

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Relating to Your Co-Workers' Personality Types

    It's a safe bet that some people in your lab are a lot different from you. A first step in getting along with your lab mates (or anyone, for that matter) is acknowledging that they may be hard-wired to approach problems in a certain way.

    August 10, 2007

    Opportunities: The Power of Poverty

    "I, like every other graduate student I knew, developed a sixth sense for knowing when the dean's office had leftover hors d'oeuvres after a reception."

    August 31, 2007

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Mentors, Leadership, and Community

    "A mentor has many characteristics but must first and foremost care about your professional development and have an interest in guiding younger scientists as they move through their careers."

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