Who Wants to Be a Scientist?: Choosing Science as a Career

Who Wants to Be a Scientist?: Choosing Science as a Career
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ISBN10: 
0521520924
ISBN13: 
9780521520928
Published: 
September 19th 2002 by Cambridge University Press
Rating: 
3.82

As careers in science have become increasingly demanding, they require much more than a keen scientific mind and practical ability. If you are considering a career in research, have already embarked on your career and want to succeed, are uncertain which route to take or advise, train or supervise scientists, this book offers some helpful advice. Nancy Rothwell, a senior scientist with extensive experience training scientists and communicating with the public, covers topics ranging from choosing a PhD or postdoctoral position, successful interviews and preparing your cv to managing your supervisor; how to give successful talks, publish high quality papers and become known within your field. Broader aspects of science which are so important today are also covered, including ethics and fraud, intellectual property and exploitation and disseminating science to the public.

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