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  • Elisabeth Pain , ,

    Putting an End to Toxic Friendships

    It may be a tough thing to do, but tenure-track faculty members need to recognize and put an end to relationships with “dead weights, negatives, dispensers of bad advice, draggers-down of your conscience, and saboteurs of your labors,” writes David Perlmutter, director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the… Read More
  • Alan Kotok

    Finding a Whale of a Mentor

    The importance of a good mentor for early-career scientists has been well documented on the pages of Science Careers and even by the National Academies. But finding a mentor who can open doors for you, and not just offer advice, takes special effort. In an entry posted yesterday on the Wall Street Journal’s Hire Education… Read More
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    Webinar Tomorrow: Mentoring Early Career Scientists

    Tomorrow, the Science Careers team will be recording another webinar for our Science Careers webinar series.  Join us to learn more about mentoring and advising the next generation of scientists. Here are the details: Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Time: 12 noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. GMT One of scientists’ important roles, wheth… Read More
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    A Different Kind of High-Throughput Screening

    The 1536-well microtiter plate — or its even higher-capacity siblings — is likely familiar to most Science Careers readers, whether as a practical laboratory device or as a metaphor for high-throughput screening, a technique that has become ubiquitous in drug discovery. But who says high-throughput screening has to involve robots? This… Read More
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    Harmit Malik’s “Career-Defining Moment”? A Protégé’s Success

    An interview has just been posted at NatureJobs with Harmit Malik of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, who won the 2010 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The interview was conducted by Virginia Gewin. There’s much that’s interesting about what Malik says but what’s most refre… Read More
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    Career Boosters for Women and Minority Scientists

    Another Science Careers session held at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego last Friday afternoon aimed to give women and underrepresented minority scientists some practical tips on boosting their chances to get onto the next rung of the academic career ladder.  Instead of spinning a narrative, I’m just highlighing some of the… Read More
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    Money and Mentoring Help Grad Students Complete Their Ph.D.s

    The Council of Graduate Schools released a report this week of a survey on factors that help graduate students stay the course and get their Ph.D. degrees. Financial help and mentoring were cited as two the key reasons, particularly for science and engineering students.  The report is part of the organization’s Ph.D. Completion Project,… Read More
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    Delayed Retirement: Good News, Bad News, and New News

    The Wall Street Journal today tells that more workers are delaying their retirement plans, largely due to last year’s financial meltdown, which wiped out their nest eggs.  The Journal says many companies aren’t complaining about having experienced workers staying longer on the job. Yet this presents an obstacle to the advancement o… Read More
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    Why We Serve the Community

    Elisabeth Pain’s article in Science Careers last week about professional service explained how many academic scientists consider it, at best, a necessary evil. Here’s a story that will give you a good reason to make mentoring school children and other service to the community a bigger part of your academic life. The University of Florid… Read More