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July 04, 2008

In Person: Research in France

"I have seen many scientists who've only done research in the United Kingdom or in the United States move to France and struggle with the system's peculiarities."
--Andreas Bikfalvi.

July 11, 2008

Courting Controversy: Out of the Mainstream

"I foresee a future battle for survival between religion and science-based technologies of immortality." --Bill Bainbridge

July 11, 2008

Courting Controversy: Animal Rights (and Wrongs)

"You have this relationship forming which is an unequal relationship in which you bear a great amount of responsibility." --A former neuroscience researcher

July 11, 2008

A New Astrophysics Editor at Science

"I realized that I really love science but not spending my time just focusing on a particular aspect of it." --Maria Cruz

July 18, 2008

Do You Wanna Be a VAP?

My "CV looked much better with all that teaching experience. Liberal arts colleges really do care about teaching, and I had good evaluations from my students at Bucknell." --Sarah Johnson

July 18, 2008

Tooling Up: Review Your Career

"If you feel that you have a nice, stable career in front of you, then you're the ideal candidate for a career review. That's because there is no such thing as career stability. There is only career growth or career decay."

July 18, 2008

Designing for the Next Quake

"Every earthquake is a live experiment, hitting different populations and infrastructures." --Tiziana Rossetto, University College London

July 25, 2008

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Defending Your Thesis With Flair

A thesis defense is a cross between an exam and a ceremony.

July 25, 2008

E-Persona Non Grata: Strategizing Your Online Persona

A well-constructed e-persona reflects a measure of thoughtfulness, professionalism, and competence.

July 25, 2008

Mind Matters: Get Moving

If your supervisor expects everyone to be on deck all day, make the case that a brief respite to recharge your batteries will benefit both you and the laboratory.

August 01, 2008

Taken for Granted: The Fat Lady Sings

"The University of Connecticut postdoc union is obviously a model and an inspiration for us." --Matthew O'Connor

August 01, 2008

A Scientist in the Service of Clean Sports

"I enjoy ... making a difference and seeing how much the world of antidoping has developed in the last few years." --Osquel Barroso

August 01, 2008

Careers in Research Support

"[Working in research support] allows me to translate direct understanding of the sciences to help science without actually doing science." --Elisabeth Prescott

August 08, 2008

In the Geosciences, Business Is Booming

Flat federal funding means tight times in academia, but jobs abound in the petroleum, mining, and environmental consulting industries.

August 08, 2008

Geoscientists in High Demand in the Oil Industry

"I joined for a bit of adventure … [and the] opportunity to go all over the world." Sally Serenyi, Schlumberger

August 08, 2008

Hydrogeologists Tap into Demand for an Irreplaceable Resource

"Water problems are not going away." -Richelle Allen-King, University at Buffalo

August 15, 2008

Learning the Ropes of Peer Reviewing

A peer reviewer is "the first person seeing the most novel result in the field. This great privilege comes with great responsibility." --Ana Marusic, joint editor-in-chief,
Croatian Medical Journal

August 15, 2008

If at First You Don't Succeed, Cool Off, Revise, and Submit Again

Look at submission, revision, and resubmission "as an iterative process." --Phil Corlett, University of Cambridge

August 22, 2008

Tooling Up: Defying Gravity

A busy manager can't be so shortsighted as to look for only smarts.

August 22, 2008

A Comfortable Retirement

"When I retire, I'm going to have to go around to many places with my hat in hand to collect a little bit here and a little bit there." --Dagmar Meyer, Marie Curie Actions program