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How to Succeed as a Scientist From Postdoc to Professor

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ISBN-10: 0521186838

ISBN-13: 9780521186834

Edition: 2011

Authors: Barbara J. Gabrys, Jane A. Langdale

List price: $57.95
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This unique, practical guide for postdoctoral researchers and graduate students explains how to build and perfect the necessary research tools and working skills to build a career in academia and beyond. It is based on successful training workshops run by the authors: first, it describes the tools needed for independent research, from writing papers to applying for academic jobs; it then introduces skills to thrive in a new job, including managing and interacting with others, designing a taught course and giving a good lecture; and it concludes with a section on managing your career, from how to manage stress to understanding the higher education system. Packed with helpful features…    
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/3/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 9.50" wide x 0.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Barbara Gabrys is an experimental physicist with expertise in the structure and dynamics of soft matter. She has substantial experience in exploring different science disciplines through research, teaching and learning activities. Dr Gabrys was appointed Academic Advisor for the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division at the University of Oxford in 2007. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Jane Langdale is a plant biologist with over 25 years' research experience in both UK and US universities. Her main research focuses on understanding the genetic basis of plant developmental processes and elucidating how those processes evolved. Professor Langdale was appointed as a University academic in 1994 and most recently has been Head of the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. She was elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in 2007.

Becoming an Independent Researcher:
Managing your time
Giving a good research talk
Writing a quality research paper
Handling scientific criticism
Writing grant applications
Tools for managing research projects
Is there life beyond academia?
Applying for a job in academia
Applying for an independent research fellowship
Thriving in Your New Job:
Handling new roles
Learning from other people
Managing people
Building a research group 1: doctoral students
Building a research group 2: recruiting and supervising postdocs
Interacting with others
Designing a taught course
Giving a good lecture
Beyond lecturing
Managing Your Career:
Managing stress
Taking on new challenges
The higher education system