Office of Fellowship Training
Articles of Interest for Postdocs
Unfortunately, copyright restrictions prohibit our putting this article up on a website, or giving a link to the article. Copies of these articles can be made available, however, at the CHB Library:
"Neuroskeptic: No secret's too safe" blog post, 11/24/2010.
Skerett, P.J. "Medical journals: Stop being so passive" Harvard Health Publications, Harvard Medical School, 10/28/2010, 1 page.
Grant, B. "You Aren't Blogging Yet?" The Scientist, 24:10 (2010), pp. 83-88.
Boyd, J. et al. "Preparation of Manuscripts for Publication: Improving Your Chances for Success," Clinical Chemistry, 55:7 (2009), pp. 1259-1265. The article is available online.
"Career Trends: Careers Away from the Bench - Advice and Options for Scientists," from AAAS/Science, 15 March 2009. This booklet is available online.
Mervis, J. "And Then There Was One" (Postdocs ... not tenured faculty) Science, article, Vol. 321, September 19, 2008, p. 1622.
Smaglik, P. "Strength in bonding" (Postdocs & Students) Nature, Vol. 455, 18 September 2008, pp. 426-428.
Jagsi, R. et al. "Becoming a Doctor, Starting a Family - Leaves of Absence from Graduate Medical Education." The New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 357: 1889-1891, Nov. 8, 2007, No. 19.
Bhattacharjee, Y. "NSF, NIH Emphasize the Importance of Mentoring." Science, article, Vol. 317, August 24, 2007, p. 1016. DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5841.1016b
WOMEN in Cell Biology: "How to Apply for a Postdoctoral Position" in The American Society for Cell Biology Newsletter, August 2007: see pages 19-20.
WOMEN in Cell Biology: "How to Have a Successful Postdoc Experience and Get a Good Job" in The American Society for Cell Biology Newsletter, September 2007: see pages 16-17.
If you have not yet seen this free resource, you might be interested: Career Basics: Advice and Resources for Scientists from ScienceCareers.org. It is supposed to be geared for the scientist looking for their first job and appears to cover some topics that you don't always see.
Shrier DK, Shrier LA, Rich M, Greenberg L. "Pediatricians leading the way: integrating a career and a family/personal life over the life cycle." Pediatrics, 2006 Feb;117(2):519-22. The following link is accessible only from a CHB computer: article.
Powell, Kendall. "When it's personal: Personal problems can overwhelm an already stressful young research career, but sound strategies can help you stay the course" Nature, Vol. 443, September 14, 2006, pp. 240-1.
Louis, L. "The X-Gals Alliance" Chronicle Careers: The Chronicle of Higher Education website, 10/2/2006, 7 pages.
Barres, Ben A. "Commentary: Does Gender Matter?" Nature, Vol. 442, July 13, 2006, pp. 133-136.
Gallagher, R. "Editorial: A Better Life for Postdocs? The lot of postdocs may be improving a bit, but a new threat has materialized." The Scientist, March 2006, p. 13.
Zandonella, C. "The insider/Posdocs: Know how to beat the odds: Life as a postdoc can be tough, so learn how to play the system and get the most out of the time." NewScientist, March 4, 2006, pp. 56-7.
Aschwanden, C. "Leading Edge Analysis: Professionalizing the Postdoctoral Experience." Cell, published by Elsevier, Vol. 124, February 10, 2006, pp. 445-7.
Kaiser, J. "Biomedical Research Policy: NIH Lends a Hand to Postdocs Seeking to Become Independent Researchers." Science, Science website, published by AAAS, Vol. 311, February 3, 2006, pp. 593.
Pfund, C. et al. "Education Forum: Professional Skills: The Merits of Training Mentors." Science, Science website, Vol. 311, January 27, 2006, p. 473-4.
Bhattacharjee, Y. "NIH Training Grants: Universities May Have to Pay More in Support of Graduate Training." Science, Science website, Vol. 310, December 9, 2005, p. 1601.
Bhattacharjee, Y. "NIH Career Awards: Young Scientists Get a Helping Hand." Science, Science website, Vol. 310, December 9, 2005, p. 1601.
Gewin, V. "Postdocs & Students: Learning to mentor." Nature, Vol. 436, July 21, 2005, pp. 436-7.
Andrews, Nancy C. "The other physician-scientist problem: Where have all the young girls gone?" Nature Medicine, Vol. 8, No. 5, May 2002, pp. 439-441.