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lvii, 460 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
x, 92 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Despite decades of government, university, and employer efforts to close the gender gap in engineering, women make up only 11 percent of practicing engineers in the United States. What factors influence women graduates' decisions to enter the engineering workforce and either to stay in or leave the field as their careers progress? Researchers are both tapping existing data and fielding new surveys to help answer these questions. On April 24, 2013, the National Research Council Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop to explore emerging research and to discuss career pathways and outcomes for women who have received bachelor's degrees in engineering. Participants included academic researchers and representatives from the Department of Labor, National Science Foundation, and Census Bureau, as well as several engineering professional societies. Career Choices of Female Engineers summarizes the presentations and discussions of the workshop.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309305815 20160617
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
x, 183 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contents -- Preface -- CORPORATE JOBS -- 1. What Do You Need for the First Industrial Job, Besides the Ph.D. in Chemistry? -- 2. What Do You Need To Know To Work in Industry Besides a Ph.D.? -- 3. Academia to Industry: Getting Ready for the First Job after Graduate School -- 4. So You've Got Your Ph.D...Now What? A Primer in Career (and Life!) Planning -- GOVERNMENT JOBS -- 5. Building Your Career in a Government Laboratory -- 6. Life Beyond Chemistry -- ACADEMIC JOBS -- 7. Tenure-Track Position at an Undergraduate Institution - Application Package and Beyond -- 8. How To Avoid Common Mistakes When Searching for a Faculty Position -- 9. Academic Leadership -- 10. Missing Components of Training in the Chemical Sciences -- 11. Don't Know Much about Pedagogy: Your First Job in Chemical Academe -- 12. What You Need To Start an Academic Career as a Chemical Educator -- 13. Lecturing at a Research 1 Institution: A Rewarding Position for Someone Who Loves To Teach -- Editor's Biography -- Indexes -- Author Index -- Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780841229624 20160618
This volume is an attempt to educate, to provide a source of information, knowledge, and wisdom to the person who has spent so much time and energy on his or her schooling. The Council for Chemical Research (CCR) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) have both spent considerable effort over the past decades focusing on how to ensure that graduate education in the chemical sciences remains at the absolute highest caliber, and produces the best possible professionals. In spite of notable efforts from both organizations to prepare graduate students for the professional world, neither has specifically asked what a person needs to be successful once they have both the Ph.D. and the first job in hand. Put succinctly, there is much more to being successful in a career in chemistry than just the hard-earned Ph.D. degree. What You Need for the First Job, Besides the Ph.D. in Chemistry is based on a symposium of the same name held at the 246th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, which took place in Indianapolis, Indiana in September, 2013. This book is the result of seeds that were planted during numerous informal conversations at the annual meetings of the CCR, as well as during such discussions at national and regional meetings of the ACS, and at the ACS employment clearing houses. The authors felt that the same intense focus a person needs to earn a Ph.D. might actually work against the attention to other details needed in order to be successful once he or she has obtained a position. Leaders want to ensure that new hires are working effectively toward tenure, are quickly becoming productive members of their corporate team, or are well integrated into their government laboratory research group. While it is easy to lump factors other than technical competence in one's job under the term "soft skills, " this is an oversimplification. This book represents an attempt to have voices from all three pillars of the chemical enterprise - academia, industry, and government laboratories - heard in terms of relating what is important for their newly hired Ph.D.-holders. What You Need for the First Job, Besides the Ph.D. in Chemistry will be a valuable resource for first-time job seekers, as well as those with aspirations of a future career in the chemical sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780841229624 20160618
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
xvi, 186 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Entering graduate school
  • An academic career or not?
  • Being an assistant professor
  • Academic midlife
  • The endgame.
More people than ever are going to graduate school to seek a PhD these days. When they get there, they discover a bewildering environment: a rapid immersion in their discipline, keen competition for resources, and uncertain options for their future, whether inside or outside of academia. Life with a PhD can begin to resemble an unsolvable puzzle. In Behind the Academic Curtain, Frank F. Furstenberg offers a clear and user-friendly map to this maze. Drawing on decades of experience in academia, he provides a comprehensive, empirically grounded, and, most important of all, practical guide to academic life. While the greatest anxieties for PhD candidates and postgrads are often centered on getting that tenure-track dream job, each stage of an academic career poses a series of distinctive problems. Furstenberg divides these stages into five chapters that cover the entire trajectory of an academic life, including how to make use of a PhD outside of academia. From finding the right job to earning tenure, from managing teaching loads to conducting research, from working on committees to easing into retirement, he illuminates all the challenges and opportunities an academic can expect to encounter. Each chapter is designed for easy consultation, with copious signposts, helpful suggestions, and a bevy of questions that all academics should ask themselves throughout their career, whether at a major university, junior college, or a non-academic organization. An honest and up-to-date portrayal of how this life really works, Behind the Academic Curtain is an essential companion for any scholar, at any stage of his or her career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226066073 20160612
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Engineering Library (Terman)
xxi, 482 pages ; 24 cm
  • Agricultural chemistry
  • Agricultural chemist
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Atmospheric chemist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemical engineer
  • Chemical engineering
  • Production engineer
  • Chemical genetics
  • Geneticist
  • Chemical technology
  • Chemical technician
  • Cosmetics chemistry
  • Perfume chemist
  • Electrochemistry
  • Fuel cell engineer
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Environmental chemist
  • Femtochemistry
  • Experimental scientist
  • Food chemistry
  • Food technologist or nutritionist
  • Forensic science
  • Forensic scientist
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochemist
  • Green chemistry
  • Analytical chemist
  • Materials science
  • Materials chemist
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Oncologist
  • Nuclear chemistry
  • Radiochemist
  • Petrochemistry
  • Petrochemist
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacist
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Plastics engineer
  • Pulp and paper chemistry
  • Wood chemist
  • Toxicology
  • Toxicologist.
This new series explores the various fields and occupations in the area of chemistry. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem History.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781587659935 20160612
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
vi, 209 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction-- 1. Applicant-- 2. Agency-- 3. Proposal-- 4. Evaluation-- 5. Support-- Epilogue-- Further reading-- Acknowledgements-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107624177 20160612
Dreaming of a successful future in science? This practical guide for students, postdocs and professors offers a unique step-by-step approach to help you get the funding to start or consolidate your own research career. From preparing and writing effective career grant applications, to understanding how funding agencies will evaluate them, it provides guidance to enhance your skills and combine them with those of others who can support you on the road to success. Learn how to generate great original ideas for your application, strategically prepare and optimise your plan and resume, develop a convincing title and abstract, convert reviewers' comments to your advantage, and succeed at a selection interview. With numerous valuable tips, real-life stories and novel practical exercises, this must-read guide provides everything you need to optimise your funding opportunities and take responsibility for your own career in science.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107624177 20160612
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
x, 86 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
  • The Nature of the Challenge
  • Goals of Chemistry Graduate Education
  • Skills Taught in Chemistry Graduate Education
  • Structure of Chemistry Graduate Education
  • Suggested Ideas to Change Chemistry Graduate Education and Skills to Benefit Students
  • References
  • Committee on Chemistry Graduate Education Statement of Task
  • Workshop Agenda
  • Biographical Information
  • Workshop Attendees.
Chemistry graduate education is under considerable pressure. Pharmaceutical companies, long a major employer of synthetic organic chemists, are drastically paring back their research divisions to reduce costs. Chemical companies are opening new research and development facilities in Asia rather than in the United States to take advantage of growing markets and trained workforces there. Universities, especially public universities, are under significant fiscal constraints that threaten their ability to hire new faculty members. Future federal funding of chemical research may be limited as the federal budget tightens. All of these trends have major consequences for the education of chemistry graduate students in U.S. universities. To explore and respond to these intensifying pressures, the Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology held a workshop in Washington, DC, on January 23-24 2012, titled "Graduate Education in Chemistry in the Context of a Changing Environment." The workshop brought together representatives from across the chemical enterprise, representing leaders and future leaders of academia, industry, and government. The goal of the workshop was not to come to conclusions, but to have an open and frank discussion about critical issues affecting chemistry graduate education, such as the attraction and retainment of the most able students to graduate education, financial stressors on the current support model and their implications for the future model, competencies needed in the changing job market for Ph.D. chemists, and competencies needed to address societal problems such as energy and sustainability. Challenges in Chemistry Graduate Education: A Workshop Summary is organized into six chapters and summarizes the workshop on "Graduate Education in Chemistry in the Context of a Changing Environment.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309257084 20160615
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
x, 54 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Scientists, engineers, and medical professionals play a vital role in building the 21st- century science and technology enterprises that will create solutions and jobs critical to solving the large, complex, and interdisciplinary problems faced by society: problems in energy, sustainability, the environment, water, food, disease, and healthcare. As a growing percentage of the scientific and technological workforce, women need to participate fully not just in finding solutions to technical problems, but also in building the organizations responsible for the job creation that will bring these solutions to market and to bear on pressing issues. To accomplish this, it is important that more women in science and engineering become entrepreneurs in order to start new companies; create business units inside established organizations, mature companies, and the government; and/or function as social entrepreneurs focused on societal issues. Entrepreneurship represents a vital source of change in all facets of society, empowering individuals to seek opportunity where others see insurmountable problems. From Science to Business: Preparing Female Scientists and Engineers for Successful Transitions into Entrepreneurship is the summary of an August 2009 workshop that assesses the current status of women undertaking entrepreneurial activity in technical fields, to better understand the nature of the barriers they encounter, and to identify what it takes for women scientists and engineers to succeed as entrepreneurs. This report focuses on women's career transitions from academic science and engineering to entrepreneurship, with a goal of identifying knowledge gaps in women's skills as well as experiences crucial to future success in business and critical for achieving leadership positions in entrepreneurial organizations. From Science to Business makes the case that in addition to educating women scientists and engineers in rigorous problem solving, it is equally important to provide exposure and training to impart the skills that will enable more women to move from the role of expert to that of leader in dynamic new business enterprises. This book will be of interest to professionals in both academia and industry, graduate and post-graduate students, and organizations that advocate for a stronger economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780309256094 20160615
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
xiv, 211 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Preface-- Part I. Becoming an Independent Researcher: 1. Managing your time-- 2. Giving a good research talk-- 3. Writing a quality research paper-- 4. Handling scientific criticism-- 5. Writing grant applications-- 6. Tools for managing research projects-- 7. Is there life beyond academia?-- 8. Applying for a job in academia-- 9. Applying for an independent research fellowship-- Part II. Thriving in Your New Job: 10. Handling new roles-- 11. Learning from other people-- 12. Managing people-- 13. Building a research group 1: doctoral students-- 14. Building a research group 2: recruiting and supervising postdocs-- 15. Interacting with others-- 16. Designing a taught course-- 17. Giving a good lecture-- 18. Beyond lecturing-- 19. Mentoring-- Part III. Managing Your Career: 20. Managing stress-- 21. Taking on new challenges-- 22. The higher education system-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521765862 20160607
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 encouraging readers to apply the theory to their individual situation, the book is also illustrated throughout with real-world case studies to enable readers to learn from others' experience. It is a vital handbook for everyone seeking to make a successful scientific career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521765862 20160607
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
x, 236 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
It's a tough time to be a scientist: universities are shutting science departments, funding organisations are facing flat budgets, and many newspapers have dropped their science sections altogether. But according to Marc Kuchner, this anti-science climate doesn't have to equal a career death knell - it just means scientists have to be savvier about promoting their work and themselves. In "Marketing for Scientists", he provides clear, detailed advice about how to land a good job, win funding, and shape the public debate. As an astrophysicist at NASA, Kuchner knows that "marketing" can seem like a superficial distraction, whether your daily work is searching for new planets or seeking a cure for cancer. In fact, he argues, it's a critical component of the modern scientific endeavour, not only advancing personal careers but also society's knowledge. Kuchner approaches marketing as a science in itself. He translates theories about human interaction and sense of self into methods for building relationships - one of the most critical skills in any profession. And he explains how to brand yourself effectively - how to get articles published, give compelling presentations, use social media like Facebook and Twitter, and impress potential employers and funders. Like any good scientist, Kuchner bases his conclusions on years of study and experimentation. In "Marketing for Scientists", he distills the strategies needed to keep pace in a Web 2.0 world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781597269940 20160607
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xiii, 96 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Setting up: your first few months (and beyond)
  • Organizing a research team
  • Supervising people: a general overview
  • Keeping up: communicating with your team
  • Teaching classes
  • Service: the time sink
  • Interactions
  • Staying competitive: building your CV and experience
  • Keeping up with the "rest of life"
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xix, 144 p. ; 21 cm.
Despite your graduate education, brainpower, and technical prowess, your career in scientific research is far from assured. Permanent positions are scarce, science survival is rarely part of formal graduate training, and a good mentor is hard to find. In A Ph.D. Is Not Enough!, physicist Peter J. Feibelman lays out a rational path to a fulfilling long-term research career. He offers sound advice on selecting a thesis or postdoctoral adviser; choosing among research jobs in academia, government laboratories, and industry; preparing for an employment interview; and defining a research program. The guidance offered in A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! will help you make your oral presentations more effective, your journal articles more compelling, and your grant proposals more successful. A classic guide for recent and soon-to-be graduates, A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! remains required reading for anyone on the threshold of a career in science. This new edition includes two new chapters and is revised and updated throughout to reflect how the revolution in electronic communication has transformed the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465025336 20160603
Biology Library (Falconer), Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xiii, 117 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Foreword Preface Introduction Motivation and Requisites for a Research Career Early Interest and a Simple Research Problem Importance of Combining Study with Experimentation References Scientific Training and Personal Development University Qualifications Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Degrees Research Ph.D. versus Combined Research and Course Work Imaginative and Regimented Thinking The Ph.D. Preliminary Examination Research versus Collecting Data Oral and Written Examinations Limitations of Statistics Accuracy: Are the Results What Are Intended to Be Measured? Where to after Graduation? Main Areas for Employment of Science Graduates Internships as a Precursor to Employment Networking, Joining Associations, Conference Presentations References The Scientific Method The Scientific Method, Empiricism, Induction Karl Popper: Analysis of Early 20th Century Theories Demarcation: A Criterion to Distinguish between Scienceand Nonscience Myths as Precursors of Scientific Hypotheses Exploratory Work Preceding Hypotheses Growth of Scientific Knowledge Dangers to Growth: Lack of Motivation for Inquiry, Misplaced Faith in Precision, Authoritarianism How Scientific Research Can Be Put Off Track Deliberately How Scientific Research Can Be Put Off Track Unintentionally References Attributes Required by Research Scientists Citations as a Criterion for Research Value Conceptual Thought Required to Form Hypotheses Detachment Perseverance Ethical Standards-Plagiarism Publication Service: Peer Reviewing Service: Serving on Awards Committees Grantsmanship Reference The Impact of Managerialism The Managerial Ideology Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) of Australia Reviews of CSIRO Effects of McKinsey Review Freedom of Expression in Science A False Premise Performance Criteria for Scientists Influence of Managerialism on Scientists The Risks of Corrupt Practices Coping with Effects of Managerial Stress References Leadership in Science Mentoring Supervision of Research Students Qualities Needed to Lead Scientific Research Servant Leadership The Inverted Pyramid The Future References Insights from Notable Scientists Marie Curie (1867-1934) Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Albert Einstein (1879-1955) Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) Irving Langmuir (1881-1957) Lise Meitner (1878-1968) Gregor Mendel (1822-1884) Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) References Future Challenges for Scientific Research Two Areas for Change in Direction Why Are Humans the Only Species to Have Progressed Culturally? Why Present Funding Procedures for Research Are Unsatisfactory Stifling of Creativity in Science Can Stunt Future Economic Growth Suppression of Freedom Causes Stagnation of Knowledge The Need for a Change in the Working Environment for Research References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439869659 20160605
Describing the philosophy of the scientific method and the training and professional characteristics needed for a successful career, Scientific Research as a Career is a comprehensive "how-to" guide for the aspiring scientist. Based on the author's experience both as a scientist in a research organization and as a university mentor, the book covers: The interaction between management and leadership principles and scientific research Qualifications and attributes usually required to become a successful researcher History, application, and prerequisites of the scientific method and scientific progress Exploration of the careers of pivotal and influential scientists The author highlights the importance of networking and the value of forming contacts with colleagues, joining scientific associations, attending conferences, making presentations, and acting as chairs for conference sessions. He also touches on the many areas outside of "the science" that readers are likely to encounter during their career, such as mentoring, supervising research students, and managing a group. The book clearly delineates not only the challenges currently facing scientists, but also how to overcome them and achieve success in their careers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439869659 20160605
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
viii, 249 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. A science career-- 2. The inner game of science-- 3. Scientific discovery in practice-- 4. The social dimension of science-- 5. Summary: the strategic approach to science-- References-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521513616 20160528
Scientific research requires both innovation and attention to detail, clever breakthroughs and routine procedures. This indispensable guide gives students and researchers across all scientific disciplines practical advice on how to succeed. All types of scientific careers are discussed, from those in industry and academia to consulting, with emphasis on how scientists spend their time and the skills that are needed to be productive. Strategic thinking, creativity and problem-solving, the central keys to success in research, are all explored. The reader is shown how to enhance the creative process in science, how one goes about making discoveries, putting together the solution to a complex problem and then testing the solution obtained. The social dimension of science is also discussed from the development and execution of a scientific research program to publishing papers, as well as issues of ethics and science policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521513616 20160528
Cambridge Core Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.
Biology Library (Falconer), Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
x, 286 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. What is science? 3. Choices, choices, choices-- 4. The adviser and thesis committee-- 5. Questions drive research-- 6. Giving direction to your work-- 7. Turning challenges into opportunities-- 8. Ethics of research-- 9. Using the scientific literature-- 10. Communication-- 11. Publishing a paper-- 12. Time management-- 13. Writing proposals-- 14. The scientific career-- 15. Applying for a job-- 16. Concluding remarks-- Appendix A. Further reading-- Appendix B. A sample curriculum-- Appendix C. The Refer and BibTeX format-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521743525 20160528
This is a hands-on guide for graduate students and young researchers wishing to perfect the practical skills needed for a successful research career. By teaching junior scientists to develop effective research habits, the book helps to make the experience of graduate study a more efficient and rewarding one. The authors have taught a graduate course on the topics covered for many years, and provide a sample curriculum for instructors in graduate schools wanting to teach a similar course. Topics covered include choosing a research topic, department, and advisor; making workplans; the ethics of research; using scientific literature; perfecting oral and written communication; publishing papers; writing proposals; managing time effectively; and planning a scientific career and applying for jobs in research and industry. The wealth of advice is invaluable to students, junior researchers and mentors in all fields of science, engineering, and the humanities. The authors have taught a graduate course on the topics covered for many years, and provide a sample curriculum for instructors in graduate schools wanting to teach a similar course. The sample curriculum is available in the book as Appendix B, and as an online resource.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521743525 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xviii, 63 p. cm.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Engineering Library (Terman)
367 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 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.
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 with 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, enabling readers to dip into relevant sections with ease.From students prepping for the GRE to postdocs developing professional networks to managers of corporate labs, scientists at every level will find "The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science" an unparalleled resource.The toolkit includes advice on: choosing a graduate program; speaking effectively; defending your dissertation; making the most of scientific meetings; writing fellowship and grant proposals; landing a job; pursuing professional contacts; and, choosing an alternative career.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226060637 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
xii, 307 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- Chemistry and Communication-- Chemistry and Chemical Information-- Chemistry and Patents-- Chemistry and Sales and Marketing-- Chemistry and Business Development-- Chemistry and Regulatory Affairs-- Chemistry and Public Policy-- Chemistry and Safety-- Chemistry and People-- Chemistry and Computers-- Chemistry and Education-- Chemistry and Everything Else-- Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195183665 20160528
A Chemistry background prepares you for much more than just a laboratory career. The broad science education, analytical thinking, research methods, and other skills learned are of value to a wide variety of types of employers, and essential for a plethora of types of positions. Those who are interested in chemistry tend to have some similar personality traits and characteristics. By understanding your own personal values and interests, you can make informed decisions about what career paths to explore, and identify positions that match your needs. By expanding your options for not only what you will do, but also the environment in which you will do it, you can vastly increase the available employment opportunities, and increase the likelihood of finding enjoyable and lucrative employment. Each chapter in this book provides background information on a nontraditional field, including typical tasks, education or training requirements, and personal characteristics that make for a successful career in that field. Each chapter also contains detailed profiles of several chemists working in that field. The reader gets a true sense of what these people do on a daily basis, what in their background prepared them to move into this field, and what skills, personality, and knowledge are required to make a success of a career in this new field. Advice for people interested in moving into the field, and predictions for the future of that career, are also included from each person profiled. Career fields profiled include communication, chemical information, patents, sales and marketing, business development, regulatory affairs, public policy, safety, human resources, computers, and sever others. Taken together, the career descriptions and real case histories provide a complete picture of each nontraditional career path, as well as valuable advice about how career transitions can be planned and successfully achieved by any chemist.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195183665 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
vi, 81 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
xii, 130 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword-- Introduction-- Part I. The First Couple of Years: 1. Choosing and handling your PhD adviser-- 2. Motivation, time management and multitasking-- 3. Handling the literature-- 4. Report writing-- 5. Powerful presentations-- Part II. The End of the Beginning: 6. Writing papers and abstracts-- 7. Conferences and poster presentations-- 8. Writing and defending your thesis-- 9. Coping with pressure and stress-- Part III. The Transition to Postdoctoral Research: 10. The transition from graduate student to post-doc-- 11. Collaboration and visiting other labs-- 12. Supervising students-- 13. Teaching-- 14. Writing grant proposals and fellowship applications-- Part IV. Making it in Science: 15. Culturing your image-- 16. You and your big ideas-- 17. Planning for a permanent job-- 18. Do you have Principal Investigator (PI) potential?-- Epilogue-- Web-links-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521851916 20160528
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. Phil Dee offers you the inside track on what life in the lab is really like with down-to-earth suggestions for making the most productive use of your time, dealing with personal relationships in science and maintaining your morale, as well as dealing with more practical issues like how to design a good poster. As well as being based on the author's own experiences, the book brings together a wealth of advice from other scientists who have made it in science, and from a few who haven't. The book will be accessible to all early career scientists worldwide.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521851916 20160528
Cambridge Core Access limited to 3 simultaneous users.
Biology Library (Falconer), Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xxvi, 268 p. ; 22 cm.
This book tells the story of a professional problem-solving group that for more than 25 years has empowered its members by providing practical and emotional support. The objective of 'Group', as Ellen Daniell and six other members call their bi-monthly gatherings, is cooperation in a competitive world. And the objective of "Every Other Thursday" is to encourage those who feel isolated or stressed in a work or academic setting to consider the benefits of such a group - a group in which everyone is on your side. Each of the high-achieving individuals in Group (they include members of the National Academy of Sciences, a senior scientist at a prestigious research institute, university professors and administrators) has found the support of the others to be an essential part of her own success. Daniell provides detailed examples of how members help one another navigate career setbacks or other difficulties. She shows that group support, discussion, and application of common experience bring to light practical solutions and broader perspectives. In an inspirational conclusion, the author offers advice and practical guidelines for those who would like to establish a group of their own.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300113235 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
x, 126 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- 1. The basic problem with oral presentations - and its solution: writing vs. speaking, presentation structure: the hour glass format-- 2. The first steps of preparation: finding the take home message, identifying the main question-- 3. Selecting helpful images: the 'money slide', supporting slides, good slide, bad slide-- 4. Beginning and ending the presentation: common ground, the place to start, the complete introduction, danger: introductory slides ahead, wrapping it up-- 5. Titling the talk-- 6. Delivery: stage fright, teaching vs. lecturing, three steps for presenting data, the mechanics of being heard, accents and mannerisms, what to rehearse-- 7. Fielding questions: laying the groundwork for Q & A, Q & A basics, worst-case scenarios-- 8. The job interview: what they will ask, radio science-- 9. The media interview: the basics, getting ready, television interviews, follow-up-- 10. Making clear posters: organizing a poster, conducting the session-- 11. In closing-- Appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521866811 20160528
A practical manual aimed at graduate students, junior researchers, nervous professionals, or clinicians who are preparing to present talks at meetings and academic conferences. This is an important career skill for anyone in the sciences, and the book features step-by-step instruction for creating clear and compelling presentations - from structuring a talk and developing effective Powerpoint slides, through delivery before an audience. Includes color examples of slides and posters from actual presentations, and field-tested methods for success behind the podium. Also contains tips on answering questions and strategies for handling media and job interviews. The authors are professional public speakers who teach presentation skills to scientists and medical researchers at the National Institutes of Health and in the private sector.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521866811 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
xxi, 205 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • # Basic Choices # Basic Strategies and Actions # The Game of Science # Acquiring and Using a Reputation # Communicating your Science # Cautionary Tales # L'Envoi.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781860946417 20160528
This book provides young scientists, from physicists through to sociologists, the counsel and tools that are needed to be their own agents and planners, to survive and succeed, hopefully even thrive in science. Making a good career based on peer-reviewed science means navigating many stressful phases from graduate school through to permanent employment. Performing artists pay agents to help them in this effort. In effect, this book is designed to allow you to act as your own agent. You are counseled to analyze yourself deeply to know clearly what you want and whether you can live with it, how to make career choices and what you should then keep in mind, when to fight and when to yield. The unwritten rules of the "science game" are explained, including how to become published and known, the pitfalls of peer review and how to evade them, papers and posters, job interviews and getting your science funded. Interspersed with this are illustrative anecdotes and a fair amount of humor. While the book is aimed at young scientists, from graduate students and beyond, more senior scientists will benefit from seeing the world from the point of view of rising scientists and become aware of the preoccupations of people in a system which has changed much from when the present senior scientists were rather younger.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781860946417 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
x, 198 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Section 1. Key skills in career planning and decision-making. 1. The ten commandments of career satisfaction and success
  • 2. Seven rules for a more successful career
  • 3. Knowing what you do best
  • 4. How motivated are your skills?
  • 5. What do you like to do? the power of interests
  • 6. A second look at your interests
  • 7. 25 work-related values
  • 8. Personality type
  • 9. Working conditions
  • 10. Some things you need to know about career testing
  • 11. Choosing the right test
  • 12. Brainstorming for job ideas
  • 13. Researching the job market through informational interviewing
  • 14. Questions to ask in informational interviews
  • 15. Informational interviewing worksheet
  • 16. Tapping into the Internet for occupational information
  • Section 2. Resumes and cover letters. 17. Building blocks of a good (chronological) resume
  • 18. Your resume in action : verb(alizing) your accomplishments
  • 19. One size does not fit all : choosing the best resume format
  • 20. The brave new world of electronic resumes
  • 21. From good to great : making your resume stand out
  • 22. Putting your education to work
  • 23. Sample profiles
  • 24. Keywords are winning words
  • 25. What can you do for us? The power of accomplishments
  • 26. Sample resumes
  • 27. Resume planner
  • 28. Cover letters : why you need them
  • 29. How to wreck a cover letter
  • 30. Rules of the cover letter writing road
  • 31. Cover letter greatness
  • 32. Cover letter worksheet
  • 33. Sample cover letters
  • 34. Cover letter template
  • Section 3. A-job-hunting we will go. 35. Testing your readiness IQ
  • 36. Job hunting while still employed
  • 37. Seven job search myths
  • 38. Company research
  • 39. How to recover from involuntary terminations
  • 40. The Psychological challenge
  • 41. Where the jobs are
  • 42. Help wanted
  • 43. Is anybody home?
  • 44. Taking advantage of career fairs
  • 45. The recruiter connection
  • 46. Recruiter worksheet
  • 47. Can an employment agency help you?
  • 48. Employment agency worksheet
  • 49. More job search myths
  • 50. Networking strategies for success
  • 51. Network in action
  • 52. 8 ways to manage the reference process
  • 53. Job search insanity
  • 54. Do you need a career counselor?
  • 55. What career counselors do
  • 56. Finding the right counselor for you
  • 57. Long-distance job hunting
  • 58. Working globally
  • 59. Managing your finances during a job search
  • 60. Time management for job hunters
  • 61. Job search checklist
  • 62. Secrets of a successful job search
  • Section 4. The interview. 63. Interviewing : what employers look for
  • 64. The art and skill of preparation
  • 65. Body English
  • 66. Interview do's and don'ts
  • 67. Listening skills 101
  • 68. Expecting the unexpected
  • 69. "Food, glorious food" and other challenges of mealtime interviews
  • 70. Typical questions
  • 71. "Tell me about yourself."
  • 72. "Where do you want to be five years from now?" 73. The 25 most popular behavioral questions
  • 74. Strategies for dealing with behavioral questions
  • 75. The consultative selling approach to interviewing
  • 76. Problem-solving questions
  • 77. "What are your weaknesses?"
  • 78. Red flags : dealing with employer objections
  • 79. Overcoming objections
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
xi, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction - The Career as a Long Trip.- Technical Areas.- Non-technical Areas.- Career Changes.- Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540208990 20160527
Building a successful career in the sciences depends on more than good technical knowledge and research skills. Communication and interpersonal skills, as well as personal traits, are often decisive factors in the level of advancement and satisfaction that can be achieved. But where do scientists, from new graduates to mid-career professionals, go for insights and advice on how to plan, manage or reengineer their careers?Now John Fetzer's "Career Management for Chemists" provides ample, common-sense guidance on the key topics such as: resumes and CVs, staying driven & personal skills & traits; networking, teamwork & leadership, and speaking & listening; and, writing research papers, mentoring, behavior and rewards. Evolved and expanded from Fetzer's popular column "Building Professional Careers in Chemistry, " which runs monthly in the journal "Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry", the practical coverage reflects not only his long professional experience but also his insight that, especially in today's changing workplace, expectations and strategies for career management require constant re-evaluation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540208990 20160527
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
vi, 66 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 310 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Part I Becoming a scholar: deciding on an academic career-- entering graduate school-- the mentor-- writing a dissertation-- landing an academic job. Part II The academic profession: the life of the assistant professor-- teaching and research-- tenure-- competition in the university system and outside offers-- the personal side of academic life.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226301501 20160528
With a perpetually tight job market, the road to an academic career can be a rocky and frustrating one. There are lots of questions, and this book attempts to provide good, frank answers to them. The three authors, with more than 75 years of combined academic experience, talk openly about what is good and what's not so good about academic life. The book provides information on finding a mentor, avoiding the pitfalls when writing a dissertation and negotiating job listings. The authors also discuss tough issues such as departmental politics, dual-career marriages and sexual harassment. There are also short essays that offer advice on financing graduate education, publishing your first book and leaving academia for the corporate world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226301501 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Education Library (Cubberley)
viii, 258 p. ; 25 cm.
This book will be an important resource for both new graduates and mid-career scientists, engineers, and technicians. Through taking stock of existing or desired skills and goals, it provides both general advice and concrete examples to help assess a current job situation or prospect, and to effectively pursue and attain new ones. Many examples of properly adapted resumes and interview techniques, as well as plenty of practical advice about adaptation to new workplace cultural paradigms, such as team-based management, make this book an invaluable reference for the professional scientist in today's volatile job market.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780841235250 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
xxiii, 364 p. ; 23 cm.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiv, 352 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Career Transformations. Career Well Being: Your Career Well Being. Internal Hindrances to Career Transitions. Trained Incapacity Among Professionals. Even the Best of Times. Beyond Credentialism. Greener Pastures? On Behalf of Integrity, Ambition, and Self-Marketing. Career Renewal: What to Ask Yourself When Developing a Career. Career Decision-Making Patterns. Values: Personal Priorities. Skills. A Preliminary Career Check-List: Taking Your Temperature. Non-Traditional Careers Using Science/Technology Skills. Your Interests: Future Skills Development. Career Options Exploration Research and Trend-Tracking. Quintessential Informational Interviews. Biographies are Better than Resumes for Contacts. Exponential Interviews, Mentors, Recruiters, and Career Counselors. Job Search Research: Get Real Before You Go Virtual. Letters: Cover, Contact, Thank You, Unorthodox. The Lengthy Process of Resume R&D. Preparation for Job Interviews, Negotiations, and Decisions. Career Transition Update: Where Are You Now? Good Career Planning Habits and Hygiene. Appendices: Career Search Selection Criteria. Total Compensation Summary Checklist. Reference/Research Material. Selected Books to Help You Explore Your Career Options. Use and Misuse of the Internet for Career Transitions. An Actual Online Search by a Real Scientist Undergoing a Real Career Transition. Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780125970600 20160528
Career Renewal is a practical career guide which shows you how to get the job you want. Designed specifically for scientists, engineers, and other medical and legal professionals, this book contains the information you need to rejuvenate your career. It will help you find a satisfying career in today's market. It includes numerous assessment surveys, identifies career resources for professional networking, outlines how to write a winning resume, and features numerous personal case histories of those who have successfully made the transition from academia to the business world. The authors' step-by-step techniques have been field-tested on thousands and will help you to discover new career perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780125970600 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
367 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xix, 416 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Biology Library (Falconer), Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Education Library (Cubberley), Engineering Library (Terman), Marine Biology Library (Miller), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
188 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Marine Biology Library (Miller)
177 p.
  • Part 1 The career transition process: making it happen-- the transition process-- personal assessment-- salaries and trends in the chemical industry-- personal data formats-- networking-- interviewing-- making a job decision. Part 2 Laboratory careers: analytical chemistry-- physical chemistry-- inorganic chemistry-- organic chemistry-- biochemistry and biotechnology-- polymer chemistry-- ecological chemistry. Part 3 Nonlaboratory careers: regulatory work-- law-- human resources-- marketing and sales-- chemical information. Part 4 Other careers: computer applications in chemistry-- chemical education-- self-employment. Appendixes: resources-- transition biographies-- career areas for chemists.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780841230521 20160528
Serves as a guide for chemists who may be facing a job change or career transition. Although the book stresses the importance of planning for a career change and performing self-assessments, it should be useful to all chemists who are considering career moves.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780841230521 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)
157 p. ; 23 cm.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 109 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Biology Library (Falconer), Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain), Engineering Library (Terman)
xv, 109 p. ; 21 cm.
  • * Introduction * How Can I Tell if I Am Cut Out to Be a Scientific Research Worker? * What Shall I Do Research On? * How Can I Equip Myself to Be a Scientist or a Better One? * Sexism and Racism in Science * Aspects of Scientific Life and Manners * Of Younger and Older Scientists * Presentations * Experiment and Discovery * Prizes and Rewards * The Scientific Process * Scientific Meliorism Versus Scientific Messianism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465000920 20160528
To those interested in a life in science, Sir Peter Medawar, Nobel laureate, deflates the myths of invincibility, superiority, and genius; instead, he demonstrates it is common sense and an inquiring mind that are essential to the scientists calling.. To those interested in a life in science, Sir Peter Medawar, Nobel laureate, deflates the myths of invincibility, superiority, and genius; instead, he demonstrates it is common sense and an inquiring mind that are essential to the scientists calling. He deflates the myths surrounding scientistsinvincibility, superiority, and genius; instead, he argues that it is common sense and an inquiring mind that are essential to the makeup of a scientist. He delivers many wry observations on how to choose a research topic, how to get along wih collaborators and older scientists and administrators, how (and how not) to present a scientific paper, and how to cope with culturally superior specialists in the arts and humanities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465000920 20160528
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain)

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