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Author Gabrys, Barbara J.
Title How to succeed as a scientist : from postdoc to professor / Barbara J. Gabrys and Jane A. Langdale.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Subject Science -- Vocational guidance.
Alt Name Langdale, Jane A.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 211 pages) : illustrations
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book is based on a series of twenty workshops developed by Jane Langdale in 2005 for postdocs in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford. The topics were subsequently extended by Barbara Gabrys to cover other disciplines in the Mathematical Physical and Life Sciences Division at Oxford. The motivation for the workshops and for the book, stemmed from a desire to help postdocs gain a thorough understanding of what being a successful academic entails, and to provide a set of tools to help them achieve that goal. The book can also act as a foundation for others who wish to run their own series of workshops - in each chapter we give an example of how we cover the topic"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 -- Mentoring -- Managing your career: managing stress. Taking on new challenges -- The higher education system.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139223744 (electronic bk.)
1139223747 (electronic bk.)
9781139220316 (electronic bk.)
1139220314 (electronic bk.)
9781139015561 (electronic bk.)
1139015567 (electronic bk.)
9780521765862 (hardback)
0521765862 (hardback)
9780521186834 (paperback)
0521186838 (paperback)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1017/CBO9781139015561
OCLC # 776163071
Additional Format Print version: Gabrys, Barbara J. How to succeed as a scientist. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9780521765862 (DLC) 2011030687 (OCoLC)746839316