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    February 26, 1999

    Comic: National Institutes of Hysteria

    February 20, 2004

    Networking on Your Doorstep

    "There is always a local wave to catch (often with some money floating in it), and you need to get yourself and your surfboard right in there."

    April 19, 2002

    Yours Transferredly: Stand Out From the Crowd

    It’s amazing how often I’ve sat next to a famous face on the way to a conference.

    September 06, 2002

    Science in and for Developing Countries: Internet Career Resources

    July 14, 2000

    A Chance to Have Your Say in Government: The Canadian Policy Research Awards Graduate Prizes

    July 26, 2002

    Where Scientists Are Needed

    "Until now, only rare exceptions gave scientists a chance to enter the schoolteacher career path."

    March 01, 2002

    Awakening at Sunrise: How My Arctic Experience Shaped My Career Goals

    Not only did my arctic experience make me a better scientist, but it also made me a better person overall.

    December 03, 1999

    For Scientists in Europe, Designing Games Is More Than Just Child's Play

    March 02, 2001

    Web Resources for Foreign National Postdocs

    December 01, 2000

    Lois Abbott's Experiences

    August 20, 2004

    The Other Side of the Table

    There is always the elusive "chemistry" question. How would the interviewing manager and others feel about having you as a member of the department? How would you fit in with the rest of the team? This is akin to what consulting firms refer to as the "airport" test: Could I tolerate being stuck with you in an airport for several hours?

    March 30, 2001

    The Ethics of Authorship: Feature Overview--How Should Authorship Be Decided?

    May 30, 2003

    Going Solo

    "The most obvious question for anyone setting up independently is whether there's enough work out there. So far, I am relieved to say that this doesn't seem to have been a particular problem."

    June 11, 2004

    Looking for the Right Lab

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "Dear MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to

    November 01, 2002

    Country Fresh Air and Silent Genes

    "These few drawbacks have been more than counterbalanced by the advantages, including substantial research funding and the excellent facilities and support staff."

    April 25, 2003

    Immunology: Attacking a Moving Target

    July 02, 2004

    An Inside Look at Australian Science From a Top Geoscientist

    "The government in this country recognizes the value of a knowledge economy, recognizes it's necessary to be a knowledge economy, and recognizes the role science plays in that."

    February 10, 2006

    GrantDoctor: Bridges to Independence

    If you don't have a pathway award or a similar fellowship, you'll probably be competing for the positions left over once all the award winners have been placed.

    May 31, 2002

    Sharing in the Sciences

    In academic science, ideas and data are exchanged openly. Scientists freely debate the merits of different theories and...
    November 03, 2000

    Young European Scientists Draw Up Agenda for Change