Academic Scientists at Work

Navigating the Biomedical Research Career

Authors: Boss, Jeremy M., Eckert, Susan H.

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Academic Scientists at Work guides the scientist on the journey from the end of a postdoctoral career to the point of promotion to Associate Professor.
The book includes valuable advice on:

-Choosing and getting your ideal academic job;
-Setting up and effectively managing the lab;
-Obtaining funds;
-Teaching and mentoring;
-The promotion and tenure process.

Also offered are template worksheets and point-by-point instructions on how to complete them, with downloadable blank worksheet versions contained in the accompanying CD-ROM. Included are six database program files that can be used to help the reader organize his/her laboratory specific reagents.

Academic Scientists at Work is a valuable resource for the Career Scientist who demands and expects the best.

About the authors

Jeremy M. Boss's career spans scholarship, teaching, and service. As author of more than 70 published research articles, Dr. Boss has taught in a variety of immunology and genetics related graduate school courses, served on 65 PhD thesis committees, and is currently course director for an immunology graduate course. Dr. Boss joined the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology in 1986, where he has been a Professor since 1997. Susan H. Eckert received her doctorate in Higher Education Policy from Georgia State University in 1995. The focus of Dr. Eckert's research was leadership issues that affect medical school basic science departments in research intensive universities. Dr. Eckert is currently the Associate Dean for Finance and Research Administration at the Emory University School of Nursing.

Reviews

"Assuming that the more you know about a task the better you are likely to perform it then this book should be studied in depth by every aspiring academic scientist. However, they would also benefit just from browsing through this book. It is packed with useful tips on how to solve problems that few rookie academic scientists will have imagined but most will encounter. Its humorous style makes the book easy to read but its lessons can prevent serious problems. On a first casual reading the rookie scientist will find this book amusing and informative. However, the book will become even more valuable as they reread it again in subsequent years when they encounter the inevitable hurdles that arise to block their path to success."
(Charles P. Moran, Ph.D., Emory University School of Medicine)
"Jerry Boss is one of our very best scientists and Susan Eckert is one of those rare administrators devoted to creatively supporting the faculty. There is something useful in this book for everyone, regardless of their position and experience. Most importantly, close attention to what they say can stop someone inadvertently sabotaging their own career. The message is simple - focus on what is important; guard your time; seek out and listen carefully to advice and criticism. The book is full of practical solutions to real issues that arise in every academic career."
(Gordon Churchward, Ph.D., Emory University)
"Drs. Boss and Eckert write an exceptionally useful book for all who consider and enter academic scientific careers. I wish I had this book when I began; it contains all the secrets for success. The book is well written and a highly enjoyable read being both funny yet serious. As a chairman, I am going to get this book for all my junior faculty."
(Stephen T. Warren, PhD, FACMG, William Patterson Timmie Professor of Human Genetics, Chairman of the Dept. of Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine)
"[T]he book takes the guesswork out of an academic life and environment. ... I highly recommend this book to every graduate student so that they are prepared for the academic calling and can make the most of it. I would further recommend this book to all established academicians so that they could have a better perspective on a graduate student, fellow, and a starting assistant professor and encourage them to become good members of the academic society. The book is priced such that a graduate student can afford to buy one, or perhaps their mentor may be generous enough to gift one."
(Kailash Gupta, NIAID, NIH)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Academic Scientists at Work
Book Subtitle
Navigating the Biomedical Research Career
Authors
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-48381-3
DOI
10.1007/b100506
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
135 b/w illustrations
Topics