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Career Advice for Life Scientists Volumes I & II
Name: Career Advice for Life Scientists Volumes I & II
Pages: 242
Year: 2011
Language: English
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Table of Contents: Volume I Introduction to Career Advice for Life Scientists . . . . . . . 1 1. THE HEAD GAME. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 The Impostor Phenomenon . . . . . . . 4 Saying No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Unwritten Rules for Advancing You r Career . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 2. TEACHING & LEARNING . . . . . . . . 15 The Scholarship of Teaching . . . . 16 Teaching Science in High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Getting the Most from Your Graduate Experience. . . . . . . . . . 23 3. COMMUNICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Communicating Effectively in Departmental Meetings . . . . . . . . 28 And Our Next Speaker Is ... . . . 30 The Unicorn in the Garden or Why Cell Biologists Should Meet the Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 4. MANAGEMENT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 A Crash Course in Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Designing Productive Lab Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Some Tips on Successful Negotiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46


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5. LEADERSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Creative Mentoring Strategies. . . . 50 Crossing to the Other Side . . . . . 53 Dealing with Unstable Colleagues . 56 6. UNDERREPRESENTATION IN SCIENCE CAREERS. . . . . . . . . . . 59 Affirmative Action for the Next Generation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Increasing Representation of People of Color in Science . . . . . . 64 7. TENURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 The Tenure Process Viewed from the Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Earning Tenure: Ten Recommendations . . . . . . . . .71 The Negative Tenure Decision . . . 75 8. PARENTHOOD & SCIENCE CAREERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Juggling Career and Family . . . . . 80 Optimizing the Family Career Balance . . . . . . . . . 82 9. EXPLORING VENUES FOR SCIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Breaking into Biotech. . . . . . . . . . 86 Research at a Small Institution: Not as Different as You Think . . . 89 10. WOMEN & SCIENCE CAREERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Why Women Leave Science . . . . 96 Shaping the Future for Women in Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 vi CAREER ADVICE FOR LIFE SCIENTISTS


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Table of Contents: Volume II Introduction to Career Advice for Life Scientists II . . . . . . . 109 1. THE LAB COMMUNITY. . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Confronting the Social Context of Science . . . . . . . . 112 Conflict Management . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Two Cultures and the Revolution in Biotechnology . . . . . . . 119 2. DEALING WITH EVERYTHING AT ONCE 123 Dual(ing) Academic Careers . . . . . . 124 Effective Time Management . . . . . . . 128 On Being a Scientist and Parent . . . . 132 How to Get a Life in theLife Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 3. SCIENTIFIC CITIZENSHIP. . . . . . . . . . . 139 The Misconduct of Others: Prevention Tech niques for Researchers . . . . . . . 140 Making a Difference: The Three R s of Public Science Policy . . . . . . . . . 144 Great Expectations or Realistic Expectations? . . . . . . . . . . 148 4. WRITING AND PUBLISHING . . . . . . . . 151 Me Write Pretty One Day: How to Write a Good Scientific Paper . . . 152 How to Read and Respond to a Jour nal Rejection Letter . . . . . . . 156 The Role of an Editor: A Delicate Balancing Act . . . . . . . . . 161 What Happened to My Figures?! . . . 164


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5. POSTDOC ISSUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 To Eurodoc or Not Eurodoc . . . . . . . 168 Making the Most of Your Postdoctoral Experience . . . . . . . . . 172 Pursuing Science across the Pacific Ocean . . . . . . . . 175 6. CAREER TRANSITION. . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 The Art of the Interview . . . . . . . . . . 180 Salary Negotiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 What Else Can I Do?: Exploring Opportunities in Business and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Late Career Opportunities and Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 7. GRANTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Study Section Service: An Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Responding to the NIH Summar y Statement . . . . . . . . . 203 8. ACADEMIC CAREERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 Teaching Is Good for Research . . . . . 208 Academic Careers without Tenure . . . 210 9. EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION . . . . . . . . . 215 Do s and Don t s of Poster Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 You Don t Have to Shout to Be Heard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 ENDNOTES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 viii CAREER ADVICE FOR LIFE SCIENTISTS


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