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Making the Right Moves:  A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty
At the Helm--A Laboratory Navigator by Kathy Barker
Academic Scientists at Work: Navigating the Biomedical Research Career
Women in Biomedical Careers
Career Basics Booklet
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Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty

Available for free download at HHMI.

At the Helm--A Laboratory Navigator by Kathy Barker

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 2002. 362 pp. ISBN 0-87969-583-8. Available from Cold Spring Harbor Press.

Academic Scientists at Work: Navigating the Biomedical Research Career

Jeremy M. Boss, Susan H. Eckert. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.  Includes a CD with materials e.g. for setting up different inventories. Available at Amazon.com.

Women in Biomedical Research: Best Practices for Sustaining Career Success

This report was compiled as a joint effort between the National Center for Research Resources and the Office of Research on Women's Health for the National Institutes of Health Working group on Women in Biomedical Careers.  Available in PDF.

Career Basics Booklet

Science Careers, a program of AAAS/Science, has issued a new, updated Career Basics Booklet. The resource is part of the Science Careers Outreach Program, and includes a series of articles addressing all manner of career development issues for potential and young scientists and researchers.  Available in PDF from Science Careers.

THE PH.D. GRIND: A Ph.D. Student Memoir

A story of one student’s journey to a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Stanford University. Not all Ph.D. training periods are like this, but there are many common elements noted in this writing that may provide some insight on the PhD journey. Visit the website.


Articles of Interest

Academia or Industry?  Finding the Right Fit by Elisabeth Pain
Science Careers - May 22, 2009

Careers Beyond the Bench by Laura Bonetta
Science Careers - March 05, 2010

Patently Ignorant by Bethany Halford
Science & Technology Insights - May 25, 2009

 

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