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    September 12, 1997

    What Are Headhunters and How Do They Work?

    PREVIOUS COLUMNS A few years ago, Dr. Jim Bylund was studying gene expression in Bacillus subtilis, working as a...
    October 21, 2005

    Germany: Deciphering Cellular Processes

    The interview process, she points out, goes both ways: They are interviewing you and you are interviewing them.

    May 13, 2005

    P.O.s Behaving Badly

    Won't call back, part 2 ... Preliminary data and predoc fellowships.

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    April 08, 2005

    Opposite Extremes

    "It would be really heartbreaking to spend 18 days doing work in the submersible and get back home to the lab only to find out you screwed up. I've seen it happen a lot." - Craig Cary

    September 09, 2005

    The University in Corporate Clothing

    "This is an environment where everyone is considered and assumed to be a responsible, engaged adult until proven otherwise. You do what you have to do to get the job done." -Holly Butler

    April 08, 2005

    Flying Blind

    Won't call back … Computer and human vision.

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    March 25, 2005

    Creating a Positive Graduate Experience (No Matter What)

    Thanks to the support she received and her active approach to meeting her needs, Powell obtained her Ph.D. in genetics in 2001.

    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.

    September 09, 2005

    A Look at Health Care Biotech

    Stephen James: "As a scientist, you must be willing to work toward making a product." Gaining new knowledge for its own sake it not enough.

    September 09, 2005

    More Commercial Awareness for the European Biotech Industry

    Young scientists have to be willing to learn about the commercialisation of new products and the related market if they are to play an important role in developing European biotech into a more mature industry.

    March 10, 2006

    NIH Electronic Submission Begins

    Once a program makes the transition to electronic submission, paper proposals will no longer be accepted.

    July 01, 2005

    Hughes, Burroughs-Wellcome Course Launches Initiative in Career-Skills Education

    Although the course emphasized a few issues that are unique to academia, many of the subjects covered--general management, project planning, time management, and interpersonal principles--are crucial to all professionals, no matter what career they ultimately choose to pursue.

    November 04, 2005

    Neuroscience Careers: Two Neuroscientists

    "You cannot do one project. You have to do a number of projects to try to get to the answer, hoping one of the approaches will work out." --Yimin Zou

    November 11, 2005

    The GrantDoctor – Back to Funding Basics

    Back to basics … More opportunities for foreign postdocs

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    December 09, 2005

    NIH Gives Young Scientists a Boost

    The goal is to give universities an added incentive to recruit young investigators ….

    October 21, 2005

    Norway: A Neuroscientist Making Connections

    This is an unusual position; I will have little bureaucracy and limited teaching.

    May 26, 2006

    NIH Wants Better Results From Minority Programs

    April 15, 2005

    Technostarters - Chair of Success

    I've also learned that entrepreneurship is not about the pursuit of fast money; it's about achieving a long-sought personal goal.

    January 14, 2005

    The GrantDoctor: Hey Dude, Where's My Grant?

    The money is in a state not unlike a quantum mechanical wave packet just before a measurement, existing in principle but somehow not quite real.

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    November 04, 2005

    Getting Wired: Pathway of a Neuroscientist

    "I remember starting out with a simple interest in languages and language acquisition as a hobby. Now it's taken me to looking at how the brain is hardwired, and understanding how the influence of environment can alter this wiring structure." --Edward Ruthazer