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    February 22, 2002

    Work and Play: A Lecturer's Life in a New University

    I had actually realised my career ambitions when I was let loose 'to play' in a lab during my PhD.

    June 28, 2002

    Philosophical Foundations for Systemic Mentoring at the Timbuktu Academy

    "To be systemic, mentoring has not only to be comprehensive; it must also be woven through the core activities, values, and reward systems of an organization or academic department."

    August 03, 2001

    A Passion for Poisons

    "One of the main advantages of working for such a large organisation is sheer diversity of roles that scientists can move into following their initial entry."

    September 20, 2002

    Stem Cell Cash Causes Delight ... And Controversy

    "There are plans to launch a programme for advanced research training within the stem cell plasticity network."

    August 13, 1999

    NIH Nixes Plan to Grant Ph.D.s

    April 04, 2003

    Taking Postdoctoral Needs Seriously: The Office of Academic Career Development at the University of Pittsburgh

    "The combined efforts of the OACD and UPPDA will establish at the University of Pittsburgh a new type of postdoctoral experience that, it is hoped, will migrate to other institutions."

    December 10, 1999

    Mentoring Advice From a Presidential Awardee

    October 12, 2001

    Doctoral Education in the Netherlands

    October 10, 2003

    Getting Independent

    The GrantDoctor is here to help! Send questions to Please put "GDR" in the subject header of your E-mail message.

    May 02, 2003

    Starting the Ball Rolling

    At most universities, responsibility for postdoctoral fellows lies with either the vice chancellor for research or the graduate dean. In my opinion, leadership at this level is critical for substantial progress to be made in regularizing postdoctoral education.

    August 09, 2002

    Regulating Natural Health Products

    “The major growth [in employment opportunities] is going to be in the Bureau of Product Review and Assessment." --Heather Throop, NHPD

    May 03, 2002

    Scientific Translation for Nature Japan

    As a person responsible for communicating science faithfully across language and culture, you have to learn to live with uncertainty.

    May 12, 2000

    On Ethics

    February 06, 2004

    Matemáticas, Epidemias y Seguridad Nacional

    "En esta entrega mensual de "Más Allá de los Números y las Demostraciones", nos centraremos en algunos de los problemas planteados por la interconexión global y el papel de las matemáticas."

    May 06, 2005

    Workshop for Early-Career Scientists, 15 June 2005, Warsaw

    April 16, 2004

    It Isn't Just the Ambiance

    I tried moving to a room with a window, I bought an orchid, I brought in a radio--“this,” I thought, “is what I was missing: ambiance.”

    June 02, 2000

    A New Partner

    February 28, 2003

    Weaving In and Out of Science: Biomedical Research and Health Policy

    "What I find especially appealing about science policy jobs is that like many interdisciplinary careers, there is no one particular "track" set out for them."