Building a Successful Career in Scientific Research: A Guide for PhD Students and Postdocs

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 2, 2006 - Business & Economics - 130 pages
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From PhD student to post-doc, Phil Dee has been sharing his career experiences with fellow scientists in his regular and acclaimed Science Next Wave column since 2000. Now his invaluable and entertaining advice is available in this compact warts-and-all guide to getting your science PhD and subsequent post-doctoral employment as a researcher. Dee offers you the inside track on what life in the lab is really like with down-to-earth suggestions for handling personal relationships in science, maintaining your morale or designing a good poster.
 

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Quite interesting, motivating, and good advice.
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Contents

Choosing and handling your Ph D adviser
3
Motivation time management and multitasking
10
Handling the literature
17
Report writing
23
Writing papers and abstracts
31
Conferences and poster presentations
43
Writing and defending your thesis
52
Coping with pressure and stress
59
The transition to postdoctoral research
65
applications
97
Culturing your image
103
You and your big ideas
109
Do you have principal investigator
120
Index
127
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