The writing style is very friendly and straightforward, as if the author is talking to you, sitting across from you. More importantly, the advice is very practical and comes from someone who has a lot of experience in academia.
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Despite your graduate education, brainpower, and technical prowess, your career in scientific research is far from assured. Permanent positions are scarce, science survival is rarely part of formal graduate training, and a good mentor is hard to find.
In A Ph.D. Is Not Enough!, physicist Peter J. Feibelman lays out a rational path to a fulfilling long-term research career. He offers sound advice on selecting a thesis or postdoctoral adviser; choosing among research jobs in academia, government laboratories, and industry; preparing for an employment interview; and defining a research program. The guidance offered in A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! will help you make your oral presentations more effective, your journal articles more compelling, and your grant proposals more successful.
A classic guide for recent and soon-to-be graduates, A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! remains required reading for anyone on the threshold of a career in science. This new edition includes two new chapters and is revised and updated throughout to reflect how the revolution in electronic communication has transformed the field.
|Preface: What This Book Is About||p. xi|
|Do You See Yourself in This Picture?||p. 1|
|Advice from a Dinosaur?||p. 19|
|Important Choices: A Thesis Adviser, a Postdoctoral Job||p. 27|
|Giving Talks||p. 39|
|Writing Papers: Publishing Without Perishing||p. 53|
|From Here to Tenure: Choosing a Career Path||p. 69|
|Job Interviews||p. 91|
|Getting Funded||p. 107|
|Establishing a Research Program||p. 121|
|A Survival Checklist||p. 135|
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