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    January 05, 2007

    What You Need to Know About Electronic R01 Submissions

    Because your career may depend on the outcome of these applications, it's a good idea to learn the details of the process.

    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.

    January 12, 2007

    Getting Ready for Electronic R01 Submissions

    An important part of all the universities' preparations is getting their research faculty ready for the change.

    January 19, 2007

    Dealing With Deception

    "I think it becomes more difficult [to cheat] when the student knows what the professor knows and the professor knows what the student knows." --Adil Shamoo

    January 19, 2007

    Résumé Rocket Science 2007

    I’ll take a good résumé or CV over a perfect one any day of the week because the good one can be done in a short time, allowing plenty of time for networking -- indisputably the single most important step in a job search -- whereas writing the perfect document could take you (and your CV or résumé) out of circulation for months.

    January 19, 2007

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Group Dynamics

    A little competitiveness can be an excellent thing, but too much can produce an environment that's unhealthy for science--and scientists.

    February 02, 2007

    Working at National Labs: Oak Ridge

    "There is no doubt that having these kinds of unique tools available and having the strong multidisciplinary environment that allows for interaction gives us a lot of advantage to better understand science," says Jeff Blackmon, physics division, ORNL.

    February 16, 2007

    Tooling Up: Employment Due Diligence

    The cost of accepting a dead-end job, or working for a bad boss or an employer that isn't going anywhere, can be enormous.

    February 16, 2007

    Opportunities: A Day in the Life

    He knew his invention would not have the impact it could have unless he led its introduction into the commercial market.

    February 16, 2007

    Mastering Your PhD: Dealing with Setbacks

    Your best weapon is focused, methodical, patient effort.

    March 02, 2007

    Making the Leap to Independence

    "Those who succeed are well-grounded people who have seen success and believe they can do it too. They are not the type of people who worry too much or are easily intimidated," says Virginia Tech professor Michael Hochella.

    March 09, 2007

    Opportunities: Breadth Versus Depth

    Being the best in the world holds little meaning if it is with respect to an infinitesimal niche of science that only you inhabit.

    March 09, 2007

    Is Grants.gov in the FastLane?

    When it comes to accepting electronic applications, the agency is in no hurry to leave the FastLane.

    March 16, 2007

    Tooling Up: Employment Due Diligence, Part 2

    "Companies play favorites. You're either one of the favored few, or you're an orphan stepchild, all depending upon where in the company you work."

    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.

    March 30, 2007

    Introducing GrantsNet 2.0

    The old GrantsNet funding database is getting some new content and features.

    April 06, 2007

    Getting Published in Scientific Journals

    No matter how big your scientific breakthrough, it won't do your career much good if you don't publish it in a...
    April 06, 2007

    Tips for Publishing in Scientific Journals

    You increase the chances of your paper being accepted if you make the assumption that the reviewers are offering their suggestions as constructive criticism.

    April 06, 2007

    Writing Science: The Story's the Thing

    Writing well comes from writing a lot, so get comfy with your computer.

    April 06, 2007

    Moving Out of the Shadows: Publishing From the Rest of the World

    "The novice writer makes a big mistake in blaming language knowledge for everything," says Mary Ellen Kerans, chair of the Mediterranean Editors and Translators association in Barcelona, Spain.

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