Who Wants to be a Scientist?: Choosing Science as a Career by Nancy RothwellWho Wants to be a Scientist?: Choosing Science as a Career by Nancy Rothwell

Who Wants to be a Scientist?: Choosing Science as a Career

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Hardcover | October 14, 2002

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As careers in science have become increasingly demanding, they require much more than a keen scientific mind and practical ability. If you are considering a career in research, have already embarked on your career and want to succeed, are uncertain which route to take or advise, train or supervise scientists, this book offers some helpful advice. Nancy Rothwell, a senior scientist with extensive experience training scientists and communicating with the public, covers topics ranging from choosing a PhD or postdoctoral position, successful interviews and preparing your cv to managing your supervisor; how to give successful talks, publish high quality papers and become known within your field. Broader aspects of science which are so important today are also covered, including ethics and fraud, intellectual property and exploitation and disseminating science to the public.
Nancy Rothwell is MRC Research Professor of Physiology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester
Title:Who Wants to be a Scientist?: Choosing Science as a CareerFormat:HardcoverPublished:October 14, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521817730

ISBN - 13:9780521817738


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Starting out in research; 3. Getting down to research; 4. Publish or perish; 5. Communication and getting known; 6. Moving up; 7. Responsibilities; 8. Funding research; 9. Who owns science; 10. Conduct and ethics; 11. Science and society; 12. Power, pressure and politics; 13. Social aspects of science; 14. So who does want to be a scientist?.

Editorial Reviews

"[C]learly written for the potential scientist, but ... helpful for anyone who wants to understand the stresses, environment, and training of scientists. Rothwell illustrates the complexity of science culture with practical advice, straightforward discussions, and solid examples that paint the reality of being a scientist in the 21st century.... A must for all science libraries as well as high school and college libraries. Recommended." Choice