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    January 10, 2003

    Interdisciplinarity and Tenure

    Standard practice, endorsed by the Red Book of the American Association of University Professors, still tends to give disciplinary departments the loudest voice in the debate over whether a young scholar gets lifetime employment--or is fired.

    December 17, 2004

    Following My Curiosity

    As one of the lucky ones that cleared the Ph.D. hurdle and went on to a satisfying professional career, I am now committed to helping more African-American students follow their curiosity, wherever it may lead.

    September 26, 2003

    Life and Research in the Netherlands, Part 1: Language and Culture

    "When you do get invited to a party, make sure you know what you're getting into. ..."

    April 02, 2004

    A Union Contract Aimed at Preserving the Postdoc Experience

    The postdocs take particular pride that dire predictions of spoiled relationships with mentors have not come true. The negotiations, in Wallace's words, "were very harmonious and productive."

    November 22, 2002

    Imaging Pay Dirt

    "My career has been a winding path through different areas of the country and fields of natural science, but it has provided me with the background to approach these problems in the grape industry."

    March 03, 1999

    Stock Market: Making the Transition From Acids to Assets

    April 26, 2002

    Of Particular Interest

    July 05, 2002

    From Bench Top to Blackboard: Resources for Making the Transition

    November 22, 2002

    From Geography to Broiler Farms

    One important lesson I learned from the results of our investigations was that combining goals like animal welfare and sustainable resource utilisation may in some cases lead to unavoidable and even irresolvable conflicts.

    April 14, 2006

    Writing the Teaching Statement

    Teaching statements, an obligatory part of most faculty applications, can be painful to write and even more painful to read. Here's how to minimize the pain for everyone--and make your teaching statement work to your advantage.

    October 27, 2000

    EBNIC: The European Biotechnology Node for Interaction with China

    July 18, 2003

    Photonics--A Technological Revolution

    Despite the recent downturn in the economy, the future looks bright for photonics researchers.

    October 19, 2001

    Yes, Virginia, There Is Life Beyond the Bench

    There are unlimited ways to use your scientific training in rewarding work outside the laboratory.

    January 04, 2002

    Nuclear Careers in Energy Science: Feature Index

    April 09, 2004

    The GrantDoctor: Getting a Fresh Start

    Career reentry...

    Bringing 'em back alive.

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

    February 22, 2002

    The Singapore Research Centre: Developing Cellular Therapeutics

    ViaCell's scientific and technological expertise will pave the way for the development of novel therapeutics right here.

    October 24, 2003

    Spain Offers Helping Hand to Hospital Researchers

    February 18, 2005

    Wandering off the Beaten Track

    Azevedo strongly advises other postdocs to start applying even if they feel it is too early in their career.

    February 25, 2005

    Mind Matters: Are Science Trainees Driven to Drink?

    "I'll admit to occasional heavy use of both alcohol and marijuana when my experiments go bad, my relationships suck, and my car needs new brakes and tires, but do I have a problem with it?" says postdoc B.

    July 07, 2000

    Cash Flow