221 pages | 9 B/W Illus.
This book is intended to help young and novice scientists by providing them with advice on how to overcome adversities. This advice comes in the form of numerous examples from the author’s career but also from the careers of many other scientists. It follows the thinking process of Ramon Y Cajal and his famous book, "Advice for a Young Investigator." It covers a variety of topics and areas that are fundamental in becoming a successful scientist. It presents chapters on all essential areas of the scientific life that appeal to a wide range of audiences, from the senior undergraduate student to the university administrator to the chief scientist in the industry.
Some figures in the eBook are in color.
"This book is excellent reading for anyone considering or starting a scientific academic career in the USA. it touches upon all the essentials to excel in research. The text is very well structured, with several helpful examples that readers can refer to in their daily work."
- Federico Formenti, King’s College
"This book offers practical advice for those beginning careers in biomedical sciences. Most new faculty members do not have experience negotiating a start-up package, writing NIH grants, managing a lab, or dealing with ethical problems. This book offers the sort of important yet practical advice that they do not learn as a part of their PhD studies."
- Thomas S. Buchanan, University of Delware
"The book provides essential insight for the novice investigator to ‘hit the ground running.’ The personalized nature provides the authenticity needed to make a connection. The author provides practical advice in key areas of grant writing, publication, time management, ethics, and motivation, but never forgets to emphasize the importance of producing the highest quality science possible."
Chapter 1. Strong Inference. Chapter 2. Getting Your Grant Proposals Funded. Chapter 3. Writing Grant Proposals. Chapter 4. Writing Manuscripts. Chapter 5. Ethics. Chapter 6. Management and Organization. Chapter 7. The Necessary Tasks. Chapter 8. Motivation.