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August 17, 2007

Special Feature: Translational Research Careers

Translational research is pushing a fundamental change in the way science operates while giving rise to a new type of researcher: the translational scientist.

August 17, 2007

Carving a Career in Translational Research

"It's a tremendous leap of faith for young investigators to commit themselves to translational research. It takes a special sort of person; you have to be willing to take risks." –Anthony Hayward, NIH National Center for Research Resources

August 17, 2007

Translational Institute Unites Unlikely Partners at Penn

August 17, 2007

European Programs Offer Translational Training

"The opportunity for this career development is now. I think the job opportunities that follow on that will be very substantial." -Graham Lord, King's College London and Guy's and St. Thomas' hospitals

August 24, 2007

Suzanne Estes: Talking Evolution

"Suzanne is one of the hardest working scientists I know." --Patrick Phillips

August 24, 2007

Mind Matters: The Complex Biochemistry of Laboratory Friendships

"Friendships and work relationships have different social norms, and workplace friendships are fraught with fragility and ambiguity," says organizational psychologist Rachel Morrison.

August 31, 2007

Relocating With the Lab

Most PIs recognize that moving is a sacrifice even if it's a good career move. This gives you some leverage to negotiate.

August 31, 2007

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 8: What Are You Going to Do Now, Redux

I'm standing up a little straighter and taller than I used to, wobbling less and faking it less, and caring a little less what other people think.

September 07, 2007

A Karolinska Doctoral Candidate Learns the Joys of Business Ownership, Research, and Fatherhood

"I like to move very fast and take a lot of risks compared to the traditional Swedish way."

--Mohammed Homman

September 07, 2007

A Job in the Video Game Industry

Being lead programmer "can be a lonely role stuck between the code pool and the management and therefore requires a level of confidence in oneself," says Marchalot's boss, Brandon Smith.

September 14, 2007

Undergraduates Ask: Should I Do a Ph.D.?

Spending some time investigating your interests before starting a Ph.D. will improve the likelihood that you pick a project that keeps your interest over several years.

September 14, 2007

Tech Nexus Opens in Silicon Valley

BIN-RDI is modeling its architecture on university campuses where private companies have set up shop and are able to work with faculty members and students.

September 21, 2007

Special Feature: Sizing Up Nano

September 21, 2007

Starting Small

"The nanotechnology field is still pretty small. It’s an early enterprise, with a lot of excitement and a lot of risk." --Ken Smith

September 21, 2007

Skills Survey Highlights Varied Needs of Nanotech Industry

"It's important to identify where you want to head because there are no career paths in nanotechnology." --Kshitij Aditeya Singh

September 21, 2007

How Will Nanotech Fare in Europe?

September 28, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Getting the Most Out of Progress Reviews

Value these moments of interaction with your supervisor. … If you are well-prepared, progress-review meetings will make a magnificent contribution to achieving your main goal, the completion of your research projects.

September 28, 2007

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 9: The Postdoc Has Two Faces

Although I am a huge fan of the Internets (thank you, Senator Stevens), I am profoundly thrilled by what can happen when you talk to strangers, upside-down-face to upside-down-face, in a place such as a yoga class.

October 05, 2007

Making Mentoring Mandatory

"If, in the course of the day, faculty spend some time talking about their career and careers in general, it wouldn’t be something they would have to keep a note of in a logbook and say, ‘Oh, this isn’t research-related.’ ”--Joseph Ellis

October 05, 2007

Studying the Self Scientifically

Lenggenhager helped develop an experimental concept aimed at recreating out-of-body experiences in healthy subjects as a way to study distorted self-consciousness.

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