Early-career scientists need to learn to hold themselves to high ethical standards.
"We are trying to define new syndromes and new diseases in human genetics," says M.D.-Ph.D. Heather Mefford.
How should you spend your time if your goal is to be a successful, well-rounded, happy person?
Sandrine Etienne-Manneville "knew exactly what she was doing, where the project was going, and what needed to be done," says former postdoc supervisor Alan Hall.
Part of the insecurity for both scientists comes from the fact that molecular gastronomy still has some way to go before it is fully accepted as a scientific field.
His cultural identity has not caused any real hardships or put any of his professional goals out of reach, Bounceur feels.
Lenggenhager helped develop an experimental concept aimed at recreating out-of-body experiences in healthy subjects as a way to study distorted self-consciousness.
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.
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.
"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
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