Academic Scientists at Work

Navigating the Biomedical Research Career

  • Jeremy M. Boss
  • Susan H. Eckert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-4
  3. The Starting Gate

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Pages 7-25
    3. Pages 27-38
    4. Pages 39-55
    5. Pages 81-91
  4. Down The Stretch

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Pages 95-109
    3. Pages 111-121
    4. Pages 123-134
    5. Pages 135-148
  5. The Finish Line

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Pages 151-164
    3. Pages 165-177
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-248

About this book


Academic Scientists at Work guides the scientist on the journey from the end of a postdoctoral career to the point of promotion to Associate Professor.
The book includes valuable advice on:

-Choosing and getting your ideal academic job;
-Setting up and effectively managing the lab;
-Obtaining funds;
-Teaching and mentoring;
-The promotion and tenure process.

Also offered are template worksheets and point-by-point instructions on how to complete them, with downloadable blank worksheet versions contained in the accompanying CD-ROM. Included are six database program files that can be used to help the reader organize his/her laboratory specific reagents.

Academic Scientists at Work is a valuable resource for the Career Scientist who demands and expects the best.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jeremy M. Boss
    • 1
  • Susan H. Eckert
    • 2
  1. 1.Emory University School Of MedicineAtlanta
  2. 2.Emory University School Of NursingAtlanta

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