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A Survival Guide for Research Scientists

Authors: Tantra, Ratna

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  • Assists in development and improvement of key skills to become a successful research scientist
  • Presents “hard” and “soft” skills that are not often taught in a scientific discipline, such as networking and “self-branding”
  • Provides necessary know-how to improve career options and carve your own research path at an early stage
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05434-2
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About this book

Research scientists play a pivotal role in society. Their passion for science will drive them forward, leading to new discoveries that will ultimately make the world a better place. Unfortunately, as the professional environment becomes more and more competitive, research scientists today cannot just rely on technical knowledge to carve successful careers. Besides technical skills, they will need to acquire other skills, such as how to communicate their science to the outside world. A Survival Guide for Research Scientists is a one-stop-shop that will help you to develop those core skills not often taught at school or university.

 

The book has been written by an author with more than 20 years of scientific research experience (across different scientific disciplines). She has not only been a research scientist but also a writer, a consultant, a sole-trader and a project manager. 

 

A Survival Guide for Research Scientists takes on a holistic approach in order to help you pave the way for success. As such, it features practical guidelines on how to:

• conduct your scientific research (how to: do literature review, design experiments, adopt best practice, ensure health and safety, etc.).

• write and edit (reports, bid proposals, peer review publications, etc).

• interact with the outside world (be a team leader, manage a project, network, deal with difficult people, do presentations, organise meetings, etc.).

• look after your career (and get your dream job).

• look after yourself (and how to manage stress).

• look for a job (develop your CV, prepare for interviews, etc.).

• become self-employed (and achieve business success). 

• deal with redundancy (and move forward in life, etc)

Whatever your scientific background may be, this book is the perfect accompaniment, to guide you at every stage of your career.

About the authors

Dr. Ratna Tantra has been a scientist for over 20 years. She has vast experience across different scientific disciplines, having worked in academia, industry and government research. She got her PhD. from University College London in electrochemistry. She then became a research associate specialising in microfludics, first at Imperial College London and then University of Glasgow. In 2002, she moved to the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), in which she worked in a biotechnology group before specialising in nanoanalysis. In 2016, after working at NPL for 14 years, she took redundancy and since then has become self-employed, with a portfolio of different activities, from launching a soap business (originating from her hobby) to working as a scientific expert for the European Commission. Her inherent passion for writing and genuine interest to help others has led her to write this book.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 71,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05435-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 88,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: October 5, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05434-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Survival Guide for Research Scientists
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05435-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05435-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-05434-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 232
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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