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    April 08, 2005

    Life on the Edge: Adventures of an Extremophilic Scientist

    "I am always looking for that sense of discovery, that constant feeling of exploration and the opportunity to be outside in environments that are new and challenging," says Darlene Lim, a biogeologist postdoc at NASA's Ames Research Center.

    September 26, 2003

    Career Ventures: Investing Wisely in Your Future

    "Early-stage companies received $956 million dollars in new investment during Q2, up 43% from $668 million the previous quarter. That's the first significant increase in early-stage investment since the fourth quarter of 1999."

    August 01, 2003

    NIH Program Gives Minorities a Chance to Make Their MARC

    Each year, MARC gives 700 talented undergraduates an intensive introduction to the life of a scientist, subsidizing their education, putting them to work in the lab, and offering one-on-one career counseling.

    February 01, 2002

    Careers in Science Editing: Feature Index

    Editors play critical--but often behind the scenes--roles in publications of all sorts, as they work to make each...
    March 09, 2001

    Schmoozing 101

    August 20, 1999

    Site Review: Industry Canada

    May 06, 2005

    A Physicist Goes Underground

    November 02, 2001

    On the Move...

    It's now 4 months and counting since I started working at my new location.

    July 18, 2003

    Arbeidsmarktnieuws juli 2003: Werk zoeken bij de overheid

    "Er is geen algemene behoefte aan mensen met ervaring als onderzoeker."

    November 04, 2005

    A Glass Ceiling for Asian Scientists?

    Asian scientists are a major presence in U.S. biomedical research labs. So why do so few hold leadership positions?

    December 08, 2006

    Special Feature: Scientific Opportunities in China

    Science Careers identifies some of the good -- and not-so-good -- opportunities for Western researchers in China.

    December 19, 2003

    A Very Vine Education

    "Graduates are more or less offered leading positions at farms and wineries, and after a while you can find these young people in top positions of the wine industry."

    February 07, 2003

    The Cheese Keeps Moving

    February 21, 2003

    Score Your Own PI Potential

    You are asked a particularly awkward question after your conference presentation. Do you: a) Blurt out 'I was afraid someone would ask that question.'

    May 05, 2006

    Group Diversity: Mock Juries Reveal Surprising Effects of Diversity on Groups

    A study conducted by Samuel R. Sommers indicates that juries including a mix of ethnicities perform better than all-white juries.

    June 29, 2001

    A Journey of Discovery: Learning Scientific Ethics

    February 03, 2006

    UK Technology Transfer Training

    The majority of those working in academic tech transfer have come from a background in scientific research, so there is a need for professional training in technology transfer.

    February 06, 2004

    The State of Public University Funding

    "Cost of living adjustments? Nobody's getting those," says Shawn Hayes, chair of the statewide University of California Council of Postdoctoral Scholars and a postdoc at UC Davis. There's also discussion of "the possibility of a 10% across-the-board salary cut for everybody, including faculty."

    January 14, 2004

    Making a Fresh Start

    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!