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    November 15, 2002

    Postdocs and the Law: Meet the IRS

    "Compensation" was not defined by the Tax Reform Act of 1986, and neither was the term "fellowship." Not surprisingly, IRS audits have addressed this oversight and offer some additional clarity.

    June 04, 2004

    At the Center of International Debates

    "One of the great rewards of my job is getting to sit at the deliberation table with many of the world's most brilliant scientific minds and being seen as a 'peer'."

    November 12, 1999

    Underfunded? Someone Out There Is Listening

    March 10, 2000

    Ten Commandments of Private Foundation Grant Proposals

    December 19, 2003

    Vision Cellars

    "As I grew older, I tasted other wines and started seriously considering winemaking as a career." -Mac McDonald

    November 17, 2006

    Tooling Up: For Love--or Money?

    The puritanical reverence some people have for science may be a good thing, but it can sometimes lead to bad career choices.

    January 06, 2006

    Sell Yourself: Guidance for Developing Your Personal Statement for Graduate School Applications

    Your personal statement should clearly express your understanding of what graduate school is about and how the graduate degree will build upon your previous experiences toward the attainment of your career goals.

    February 21, 2003

    The Next Step in Evolution: Cross-Institutional Postdoc Organizations

    It was universally accepted that there needed to be guidelines put into place for mentors and societies.

    February 13, 2003

    Integrating Mathematics and Biology in Exercise Sciences

    "I remain a 'sooty' physiologist, not a mathematician, but my experience has been greatly enhanced by the 'clean' application of mathematics to physiological problems."

    April 21, 2000

    The End of Habilitation?

    October 15, 2004

    An Open Letter to Administrators and Faculty

    Recognize that your students are there to get a degree, first and foremost, but realize that they can contribute to your community.

    July 25, 2003

    Aid to Minority Schools is Political Hot Potato

    A $250 million bill, proposed by Senator George Allen (R-VA), hopes to help African American, Native American, and Hispanic undergraduates, but it may jeopardize other NSF minority programs.

    January 16, 2004

    Kat Arney: *Index of Columns*

    April 13, 2001

    Revamping Astro 101

    January 07, 2005

    What is a Biochemist Doing Teaching Business?

    My academic CV, which went on and on about kinetics, fluorescence, and other things that would have sent someone outside my field running, was thrown in the fire, and I started thinking hard about what transferable skills I had gained during my time in academia.

    November 14, 2003

    Two Careers in RNAi

    "Working with the close-knit group of scientists is giving her exposure to many aspects of the research, and that validates part of her reasoning for coming to a start-up company like Alnylam."

    September 12, 2003

    Early-Career Mature Scientists

    Due to the high volume of questions received, the CareerDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

    November 22, 2002

    You've Worked Hard to Get This Far

    Don't blow your job interview.

    August 02, 2002

    Junior Professors on the Rise

    "Several universities, anticipating legislative changes, have introduced pilot schemes."

    August 31, 2001

    Changing Fields: From Molecular Biology to Science Teaching and Ethics

    During my biochemistry studies, I was often struck by the great gap between the prevailing views on biotechnology from within the university setting and the views put forward in the public debate 'outside.'

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