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September 12, 1997

What Are Headhunters and How Do They Work?

PREVIOUS COLUMNS A few years ago, Dr. Jim Bylund was studying gene expression in Bacillus subtilis, working as a...
July 10, 1998

Interviewing Skills: What to Do When They Say "Tell Me About Yourself"

This common interview question can be dangerous if you don't know how to handle it.

Jim Austin
July 13, 2001

Jim Austin: Unplugged

Like many of the folks here at Next Wave my professional journey has been radically nonlinear. I was a North Carolina...
April 09, 2004

Academic Scientists at Work: Where'd My Day Go?

"Be aware of where your day goes, implement whatever strategies you can think of to save time, and do not get so caught up in the day-to-day that you lose site of your objectives."

November 12, 2004

Academic Spinoff: SunPower

Solar power may have fallen quickly out of public view, but Richard Swanson remained intrigued by the challenge.

July 01, 2005

Scientists Researching What We Don't Know

Though it is often--and justifiably--maligned, it is ignorance--and recognizing where it exists--that drives scientists to do groundbreaking science.

October 07, 2005

Balance and Love

Hayes has become the youngest professor at the University of California, Berkeley, earning tenure at 30, when most scientists are at still postdocs and many are graduate students.

October 12, 2005

United States: Two Scientists and a Baby

"We felt very well established in what we were working on in our postdocs and really excited about new opportunities and looking for ways to make those new opportunities come into being." - Alexis Templeton

October 14, 2005

The GrantDoctor – International Funding

Funding for Greece ... Foreign postdocs in America

October 14, 2005

Gary Johnson: Speaking From Experience

Good science is always rewarded. --Gary Johnson

October 21, 2005

Belgium: A Particle Physicist On Track

"You have to be lucky, because there is a lot of good people and they [too] deserve the position," says Collard.

October 21, 2005

Germany: Deciphering Cellular Processes

The interview process, she points out, goes both ways: They are interviewing you and you are interviewing them.

October 21, 2005

The Faculty Class of 2005

October 21, 2005

Norway: A Neuroscientist Making Connections

This is an unusual position; I will have little bureaucracy and limited teaching.

October 21, 2005

Germany: Tracking Pollutants

Go abroad for some time. That is how I got into a field that I could make a significant contribution to.

October 21, 2005

A French Knot Mathematician, with a Twist

Although "the researcher is free to do whatever he wants," says Marché, "I will be working in a team, so I will necessarily get interested in their field of research."

October 21, 2005

Spain: A Physicist Keen to Put Things in Order

In Spain, "Most people integrate into an existing and functioning lab," which gives them less freedom," says de Nalda Minguez.

October 21, 2005

Tooling Up: Fifty Seconds with a Million-Dollar Impact

Could a "Fast Pitch Competition" Hold Lessons for Your Future Job Success?

October 28, 2005

Cynthia Robbins-Roth: Surviving the Crash

"I had the good sense to have a serious accident when the market was down." --Cynthia Robbins-Roth

October 28, 2005

The European Nanoworld, Under a Magnifying Glass

There is often more to a job in a nanotech company than ordinary R&D work.