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Spare a Thought for the Old Scientists

You youngsters don't know how easy you've got it. Kits, outsourcing and improved practices are making research easier and easier. At least in theory (who are we kidding?). In the old days things were much...
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Delivering Effective Criticism

Criticism is not just valuable, it is essential for a person's development as a scientist, or anything else for that matter. Well that's not entirely true. Not all criticism is valuable, it has to be the...
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10 Ways to Be a Good Boss

As well as having had some negative work experiences, I've also had the pleasure of working with some wonderful people, including some of my previous bosses. Life is too short to deal with some of the...
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Scientist, GSOH. Seeks Similar.

How does the lonely scientist find that special someone with whom they can share their copy of Molecular Biology of The Cell?
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Management Skills in Science

Amid growing recognition that a successful scientific career requires skills beyond scientific acumen, institutions are racing to provide management training for newly minted principal investigators. Young...
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What to Look for in a Good Mentor

For every half-way decent mentor or adviser that an aspiring scientist comes across, it sometimes seems as though there is another lurking, who is simply a jerk*. Let's face it - scientists aren't...
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You Know You’ve Been In the Lab Too Long When…

This has been doing the rounds all over the web, so I thought I'd post my 10 favorites. You know you've worked in the lab too long when... You wash your hands before you go to the toilet You tell your...
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