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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...
    February 27, 1998

    Self-Assessment Exercises: A GRE for Your Ego and Superego

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS "...
    May 08, 1998

    Dual Career Scientific Couples: Relocating Both of You

    DAVE IS THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF SEARCH MASTERS INTERNATIONAL IN SEDONA, ARIZONA PREVIOUS COLUMNS It was...
    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?

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