Academic Scientists at Work: Navigating the Biomedical by Jeremy M. Boss

By Jeremy M. Boss

Academic Scientists at Work publications the scientist at the trip from the top of a postdoctoral occupation to the purpose of merchandising to affiliate Professor.
The publication comprises worthy suggestion on:

-Choosing and getting your perfect educational job;
-Setting up and successfully coping with the lab;
-Obtaining money;
-Teaching and mentoring;
-The promoting and tenure strategy.

Also provided are template worksheets and point-by-point directions on tips to entire them, with downloadable clean worksheet types inside the accompanying CD-ROM. integrated are six database application documents that may be used to aid the reader set up his/her laboratory particular reagents.

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Ordering your season tickets for the Braves. Finishing this book. CHAPTER 3 GETTIN’ MONEY N " o way I can participate in that! " This scientist is referring to one of the deadlines for grant applications to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as to the fact that normal life is put on hold while preparing one of these applications. The ability to do scientific research depends on getting enough funds to run your lab. Because even in the best of times research funds are limited, there is considerable competition for research dollars.

A third reviewer will also be asked to comment. After the comments from the reviewers are finished, the floor is opened to the panel. Comparisons to other grants or discussions may also be made in an effort to rank the grants in an appropriate manner (conflicts of interests not withstanding). At some point the chair will summarize the comments, final recommended scores will be requested from the reviewers, and the members of the panel will vote with one reviewer or the other or split the difference.

Thus, the Background and Significance section should be written to provide the reviewer with all of the information that she needs to review the grant and get excited about your proposed questions, not to learn ALL about your field. Unless the chronological history of the field is important, present the relevant information to bring the reviewer up to speed, state the problems and why they are problems, and tell the reviewer where in the grant you will be addressing or solving these problems. A separate significance 46 GETTIN' MONEY sub-heading will allow you to clearly state why you think your field of study is important and how your proposed experiments will find the missing link.

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