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Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs

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ISBN-10: 0226060640

ISBN-13: 9780226060644

Edition: 2008

Authors: Victor A. Bloomfield, Esam E. El-Fakahany

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Thinking about a Research Career
The Stages of A Research Career
Pursuing Graduate Education
Advisors and Mentors
Choosing and Conducting a Dissertation Project
Effective Teaching
Designing Your Postdoctoral Experience
Preparing for Your First Real Job
Diversity of Career Choices
Tools for Successful Job Searching
Conducting and Presenting Research
The Meaning and Responsible Conduct of Research
Keeping a Notebook
Working with Others
Creativity and Problem Solving
Staying Motivated
Managing Time
Finding and Managing Information
Communicating
Going to Scientific Meetings
Poster Presentations
Speaking
Writing
Tables and Graphics
Writing and Defending Your Dissertation
Writing a Journal Article
Writing Fellowship and Grant Proposals
Index