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    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!

    April 06, 2001

    Science Centers Blossom, But How Many Will Survive?

    June 02, 2000

    Women in Science: The Heart of the Matter

    November 14, 2003

    Leadership on the Mountain; Lessons for the Lab

    Setting the goals and choosing the right people to accomplish each part of the route was intrinsic to the teams' success. Getting the first Americans on Everest in 1963 via the South Col route would be dangerous and exciting enough and would justify to the world the 3 years' worth of fundraising and organizing. But some team members wanted to swap a "safe" South Col ascent for the additional twist and danger of the West Ridge.

    July 12, 2002

    Becoming a Science Teacher

    "... the consensus among those in education is that the public school system will invariably have trouble competing with the more attractive salaries and better opportunities offered in the private sector. ..."

    May 31, 2002

    Translating for Europe: From the Bench to Brussels

    "Even after 7 years at the European Commission, Salo loves her job, and she finds her scientific background extremely valuable."

    February 07, 2003

    Communicating Science to Policy-Makers and Policy to Scientists

    I think it is a common misperception that Ph.D. programs prepare scientists only for lab-based research.

    February 09, 2001

    Explore Your Options: Career Resources for Grad Students

    December 07, 2001

    Science Broadcasting: Join the Production Line

    The medium that you like to use, be it radio, television, or text, is most likely the medium in which you will be happiest working.

    February 08, 2002

    Flag Waivers

    A National Interest Waiver bypasses the ponderous labor-certification process.

    April 22, 2005

    Educated Woman, the Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse Chapter 38: What Now?

    To choose a career path without first examining all the options--in detail--would be to sell myself short. I intend to be as mindful as possible about the steps I take once I leave graduate school.

    June 27, 2003

    Das DoktoRat-Archiv

    April 28, 2000

    The GrantDoctor's Guide to Searching for Funds

    July 05, 2002

    Scientists in Schools--Vertical Take-Off for Lateral Entries?

    "Extra attractive for vertical entries is the opportunity to start teaching immediately, paralleled by an individual teachers’ training program."