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    May 09, 1997

    His Mother Cried When He Went Into Sales

    How one man's career change helped him keep his self-respect, make a few bucks, and have a blast on the business side of science.

    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...
    January 16, 1998

    How to Handle the Backwoods of Biotechnology

    A biotech job search can be frustrating, especially if you live away from the biotechnology 'hot spots.'

    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.

    August 14, 1998

    Tooling Up Index

    Since 1998, the best career advice for industry-bound scientists.

    November 13, 1998

    How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

    The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.

    January 15, 1999

    Fighting for Preservation of the Physician-Scientist: Solutions

    Leon Rosenberg proposes that: Academia establish a more supportive environment. "The students hear nothing but...
    April 26, 2002

    Born in Scandal: The Evolution of Clinical Research Ethics

    Protecting human research subjects is hot stuff right now.

    May 31, 2002

    The Selfish Gene: Data Sharing and Withholding in Academic Genetics

    "When faced with decisions about sharing, scientists should consider seriously the broader impact of their decisions on the fundamental characteristics of the scientific enterprise and, when at all possible, err on the side of openness."

    August 16, 2002

    The Salary Discussion: Walk Away a Winner With the Right Preparation

    "If you are asked this question, you must be prepared to answer on the basis of some very specific intelligence that you’ve gathered about the company’s range of salaries."

    October 03, 2003

    MD-PhD Careers, Feature Index

    This is the comprehensive list of links to all of the articles in Next Wave's feature on MD/PhD careers.

    January 14, 2005

    Waiting Until the Time is Right

    "To found a company and then stay on the outside, the company can take all sorts of different directions. If you really want to have influence, the only way to do that is to join it." - Corey Goodman

    January 14, 2005

    The GrantDoctor: Hey Dude, Where's My Grant?

    The money is in a state not unlike a quantum mechanical wave packet just before a measurement, existing in principle but somehow not quite real.

    The GrantDoctor is here to help! Send questions to Please put "GDR" in the subject header of your E-mail message.

    February 04, 2005

    New Multiple PI Policy May Help Postdocs

    NIH plans to make grants that give "principal investigator status to not one investigator, as is now the norm, but to all key members of the research team." Whether postdocs will attain that coveted designation is not yet clear, but "it would at least be allowable as far as the agency is concerned."

    March 11, 2005

    A Biodefence Mission for Traditional Immunologists

    "It is better for marketability to be someone considered to have expertise in murine T cell immunology than someone who considers themselves an expert on how to protect a mouse from anthrax," says Altmann.

    March 25, 2005

    Creating a Positive Graduate Experience (No Matter What)

    Thanks to the support she received and her active approach to meeting her needs, Powell obtained her Ph.D. in genetics in 2001.

    April 01, 2005

    Visualizing Science at University of Toronto

    "We're visual communicators and the target audience that we communicate with can be very different whether it's a jury in a courtroom or a high school student using a biology textbook, the level of information is very different," says Linda Wilson-Pauwels, Director, Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto.

    April 01, 2005

    Peer Mentors and Networks: Powerful Tools for Promoting Transfer Student Success

    Transfer students thrived when we brought them together with successful peers and program alumni to form formal and informal peer networks.

    April 01, 2005

    Bridges to Nowhere?

    If history shows anything, it's that taking money away from people who have it and giving it to people who don't is a very difficult thing to do, whether it's scientists or serfs, postdocs or the poor.