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    September 20, 2002

    EmPOWREment and ADVANCEment for Women: NSF Programs for Women in Science

    "[T]he ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Awards target policy and programs with the potential to change the culture of science."

    June 21, 2002

    From Bench Science to Policy Science

    "Although I had doubts about studying physics as an undergraduate, I felt obliged to pursue a Ph.D. in the field."

    January 28, 2004

    Netherlands EU Presidency – Brain Gain Impasse

    Research careers in Europe reach a dead-end more often than they should.

    February 28, 2003

    Three Days to Get the Most Out of Your Three Years

    And for those of you who are completely at sea, the courses will help you identify what you have to offer and what you want out of your career.

    February 09, 2001

    Meeting Travel Grants and Setting Up a Rural Health Clinic

    October 03, 2003

    Can Labor Unions Work for Postdocs?

    "I don't think that a union and a professional society are mutually exclusive," said NPA spokesperson Orfeu Buxton.

    July 07, 2006

    A Pressure Cooker for Postdocs?

    "His lab mantra was, 'It's better to ask forgiveness than permission,' 'If I don't know about it, it doesn't happen,' [and] 'Get it done at all costs, and don't tell me how.' " --Maura Lee Upright

    October 18, 2002

    A Career-Development Plan for Postdocs

    "FASEB recommends that all institutions involved in the training and career development of postdoctoral fellows have a well-defined mentoring program in place." --Heather Rieff, FASEB senior policy analyst

    October 05, 2001

    Teaching Postdocs: An Alternative Approach to an Academic Career

    By focusing my career on teaching, would I be marked forever as a second-rate scientist?

    April 05, 2002

    Careers Prospects in Clinical Research

    "The job market for clinical researchers is going to be a buyer's market in the next 10 years. You can expect a very cordial response from any decent organisation you send your CV to!"

    November 08, 2002

    Who Is Directing Science?

    "As scientists we should be concerned about who's pulling our strings."

    June 01, 2001

    Movin' On Up or Movin' On Out?

    February 15, 2002

    Your First "First-Author" Paper: Part One--The Writing

    Most other scientists will be far more interested in what
    they think your results mean than in what you think they mean.

    March 29, 2002

    Future Voices

    "One participant described to the panel how he supervises four Ph.D. students, juggles his own research and teaching commitments, and earns "less than a branch manager at McDonald's".

    September 16, 2005

    Where Do I Fit in the British Academic System?

    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 17, 2006

    A Microcosm of High-Tc Opportunities

    Columbus Superconductors shows that a few opportunities can be made or grabbed by those who remain determined and keep the faith in the technology's potential.

    June 13, 2003

    Toolkit: Scientists and Immigration

    We just want all the scientists who choose to work in the U.S. to get as much satisfaction from their work and their lives as possible, whether they were born and educated here or overseas.

    May 07, 1999

    Careers in Teaching: Resources