The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs
University of Chicago Press, May 1, 2008 - Science - 336 pages
Embarking upon research as a graduate student or postdoc can be exciting and enriching—the start of a rewarding career. But the world of scientific research is also a competitive one, with grants and good jobs increasingly hard to find. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science is intended to help scientists not just cope but excel at this critical phase in their careers.
Victor A. Bloomfield and Esam E. El-Fakahany, both well-known scientists with extensive experience as teachers, mentors, and administrators, have combined their knowledge to create a guidebook that addresses all of the challenges that today’s scientists-in-training face. They begin by considering the early stages of a career in science: deciding whether or not to pursue a PhD, choosing advisors and mentors, and learning how to teach effectively. Bloomfield and El-Fakahany then explore the skills essential to conducting and presenting research. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science offers detailed advice on how to pursue research ethically, manage time, and communicate effectively, especially at academic conferences and with students and peers. Bloomfield and El-Fakahany write in accessible, straightforward language and include a synopsis of key points at the end of each chapter, so that readers can dip into relevant sections with ease.
From students prepping for the GRE to postdocs developing professional contacts to faculty advisors and managers of corporate labs, scientists at every level will find The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science an unparalleled resource. “The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science is a roadmap to the beginning stages of a scientific career. I will encourage my own students to purchase it.”—Dov F. Sax, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Brown University “Step-by-step, Victor Bloomfield and Esam El-Fakahany provide sound, thorough, yet succinct advice on every issue a scientist in training is likely to encounter. Young readers will welcome the authors’ advice on choosing a graduate school, for example, while senior scientists will probably wish that a book like this had been around when they were starting out. With down-to-earth and occasionally humorous advice, The Chicago Guide to your Career in Academic Biology belongs on the bookshelf of every graduate student and advisor.”—Norma Allewell, Dean, College of Chemical and Life Sciences, University of Maryland
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Title: The Chicago Guide to your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Student and Postdocs Author(s): Victor A. Bloomfield and Esam E. El-Fakahany Year Published: 2008 This book is a great starting point for aspiring scientists. It maps out the process of deciding on, and pursuing a career in research. Beginning from an undergraduate who is interested in lab work to a pHD student trying to conduct research and make a living at the same time, this book offers tips and guidance for anyone working on the research career path. It describes the workload and gratification levels of this path clearly, and explains how many people decide to branch out of research into working jobs for various reasons. It is written in a frank and informative manner and does not try to coerce the reader into making a choice based only on the idea of having one’s own research project. It places stress on real-life skills both for the academic world and socially. Advice ranges from how to pick an advisor and how to get accepted into a lab to how to balance research and private life in a healthy productive way. It explains how, in order to be a successful scientist, one must invest time in communicating and articulating their work by writing grants and giving presentations. At the end of each section, the authors provide a summary of key advice and resources. Overall, the book is a good resource for research enthusiasts from the undergraduate to doctorate level.
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