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January 18, 2008

Tooling Up: Dealing With Men Who Have a Problem With Women

Even if you're dealing with the world's biggest jerk, he's likely to be the jerk
in charge.

January 25, 2008

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Dealing With Difficult Colleagues

If you learn how to cope with contrary colleagues early in your career, particularly in the competitive atmosphere of a lab, you will develop valuable coping and people-management skills that will serve you time and again, wherever your career path takes you.

January 25, 2008

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 12: Reflections

Is there really such a thing as a perfect postdoc? That exquisite transitional period during which you move from peon...
February 01, 2008

Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 2: Collaboration and Networking

These techniques can help you identify important contributors--and potential collaborators--whom you and others may have overlooked. That's a very good thing for science, and it's good for your career.

February 01, 2008

Learning to Manage

"At this stage, most of these students are … managed rather than to manage themselves. But at some point that changes. Students ... become group leaders or professors, and then they are still missing the necessary tools to guide and lead one or even several groups and projects." --Henner Willnow (pictured above), project manager of TRAYSS PRIME

February 08, 2008

Global Feature: Mentoring

What makes mentoring relationships successful?

February 08, 2008

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

A mentor in industry helped physicist Joan Hoffmann navigate graduate school and launch her career.

February 08, 2008

Mentoring Opposites

Sander van Zuijlen and Hester Bijl turned their differences into strengths as they moved from student and mentor to scientific collaborators.

February 22, 2008

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Preparing for Your Post-Ph.D. Career

Evaluating all the options is a lot of work, so allow time to do it properly and start well in advance.

February 22, 2008

Alone in the Field

"Eduardo Moreno made it through the first selection because of his strong past record and made it through the last round thanks to the innovative, yet highly relevant, nature of his grant," writes ERC jury panel chair Susan Gasser.

February 29, 2008

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 13: Fake It Until You Make It?

I want to be able to proudly say to someone that I am a "fill in the blank" and not cringe afterward.

March 07, 2008

Getting Women Scientists to the Top

"Having more women at the top could mean that more barriers in [women's] way are broken." --Adelina Huminic-Orzu, European Platform of Women Scientists

March 07, 2008

Indexing Your Career

"Many scientists do good work, make progress, and don't have a high
h-index." –Deepto Chakrabarty

March 14, 2008

Special Feature: Business Financing for Your Research

March 14, 2008

Playing Well With Industry

"The tipping point is when scientists' commitments to industry-funded research compromise their ability to do what their university appointments require: promote the public good through training students and pursuing research on important issues."

March 14, 2008

Finding Industry Funding

If somebody inside the company is pulling while you’re pushing, stuff tends to get done a lot faster and a lot more effectively.” - David Rosen, Pfizer

March 21, 2008

Public Health Goes Global

"The global health field has both been around forever and is brand-new." --Hannah Kettler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

March 21, 2008

Tooling Up: Breaking Free of Academia (A Test and a Quiz)

Leaving academia, like leaving a burning building, tends to work better with a little foresight.

March 21, 2008

Ahead of Her Time

"The key is to take advantage of whatever assets you have in your life. Get everything you possibly can out of your opportunities," says Aifantis's former high school principal, Kass Simila.

March 28, 2008

Mind Matters: Too Perfect?

"No one is perfect, ... that's why pencils have erasers." --Author Unknown