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Old 05-29-2010, 06:12 AM
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Useful reads:

General link to all their publications on career advice for life scientists:

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The most popular seems to be Career advice for Life Scientists I & II

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Their other stuff includes :
Life Sciences Research and Teaching: Strategies for a Successful Job Hunt -

How To Get A Teaching Job at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

How To Get A Research Job in Academia and Industry
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For your convenience here's the table of context for part I of career advice for life scientists

Career Advice for Life Sciences 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 Your 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

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

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and the TOC for Career Advice for Life Scientists part II
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Includes:

Introduction to Career Advice for Life Scientists II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1. THE LAB COMMUNITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Confronting the Social Context of Science . . . . . . . . . . 4
Conflict Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Two Cultures and the Revolution in Biotechnology . . . . . . . . 11

2. DEALING WITH EVERYTHING AT ONCE 15
Dual(ing) Academic Careers . . . . . . . 16
Effective Time Management . . . . . . . . 20
On Being a Scientist and Parent . . . . . 24
How to “Get a Life” in the Life Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

3. SCIENTIFIC CITIZENSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
The Misconduct of Others: Prevention Techniques for Researchers ................. 32
Making a Difference: The Three R’s of Public Science Policy . . . . . . . . . . 36
Great Expectations or Realistic Expectations? . . . . . . . . . . . 40

4. WRITING AND PUBLISHING . . . . . . . . . 43
Me Write Pretty One Day: How to Write a Good Scientific Paper . . . . 44
How to Read and Respond to a Journal Rejection Letter . . . . . . . . 48
The Role of an Editor:
A Delicate Balancing Act . . . . . . . . . . 53
What Happened to My Figures?! . . . . 56

5. POSTDOC ISSUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
To Eurodoc or Not Eurodoc . . . . . . . . 60
Making the Most of Your Postdoctoral Experience . . . . . . . . . . 64
Pursuing Science across the Pacific Ocean . . . . . . . . . 67

6. CAREER TRANSITION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
The Art of the Interview . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Salary Negotiation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
What Else Can I Do?: Exploring Opportunities in Business
and Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Late Career Opportunities and Challenges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

7. GRANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Study Section Service:
An Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Responding to the NIH Summary Statement . . . . . . . . . . 95

8. ACADEMIC CAREERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Teaching Is Good for Research . . . . . 100
Academic Careers without Tenure . . . 102

9. EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION . . . . . . . . . 107
Do’s and Don’t’s of Poster Presentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
You Don’t Have to Shout to Be Heard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
ENDNOTES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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Oh yeah, a volume III is very recent, and is out there available in hard copy.

Look out for it.
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good..thanks for sharing..
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Another good resource:

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You can get them in print form, for free. I'd recommend these books to anyone looking for faculty jobs, and for faculty, they even have a book on how to best train post-docs!

Bryan

PS: Dan, your links are broken
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