By Peter J. Feibelman

A Ph.D. isn't Enough! is needed interpreting for a person considering utilising to graduate university or coming into the technological know-how task industry. targeting severe survival abilities, it bargains sound recommendation on picking out a thesis or postdoctoral adviser; picking between learn jobs in academia, executive laboratories, and undefined; and defining a learn application. This re-creation beneficial properties updates all through and a brand new bankruptcy reflecting today's swiftly altering international.

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With no teaching assignments, no committee meetings, no insistent students at the door wanting their grades explained, she could have made her name working eight or maybe ten hours per day. After five years of building a lab and producing science, she would have had little difficulty landing a tenured job at an excellent university. Meanwhile, she would have had time for her family—maybe even time to have the child she wanted. She would have been earning  to  percent more and would have had better job security.

Scientists are like ter- 0465022229-Feibelman_Layout 1 10/28/10 10:36 AM Page 43 Peter J. Feibelman 43 riers, trained to chase down and pick apart reasoning that is not rigorous. If you appear confident, your presentation is more likely to be accepted at face value. If not, you can expect to be fielding insistent questions early on and may never get to finish your talk. Alternatively, you may see people walking out of the seminar room. If you are interviewing for a job, that could be rather disconcerting.

And, you must establish your identity in the research community sufficiently to land an assistant professorship or a junior position in an industrial or government laboratory. You have little time to waste because it will not be long after you begin your postdoctoral work that you will be back on the job market. These considerations imply that: . you do not want a position where your field of research is undefined. You want to get to work on a significant research project on arrival or shortly thereafter; .

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