Career Guide for Scientists
Chronicle of Higher Education , September 2007. "[F]or many of today's graduate students,
the future could not look much bleaker. They see long periods of training, a shortage of
academic jobs, and intense competition for research grants looming ahead of them. 'They get a
sense that this is a really frustrating career path,' says Thomas R. Insel, director of the
National Institute of Mental Health. So although the operating assumption among many
academic leaders is that the nation needs more scientists, some of brightest students in the
country are demoralized and bypassing scientific careers."
"[S]upports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers
around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology or general immunology"
Current postdoctoral opportunities at the NIH
by Margaret L. Newhouse. "Many first-time academic job candidates assume that, once they receive a job offer, their arduous search is over. In fact, no matter how delighted you are with an offer, it is wise to view it as part of the last stage of the process -- the negotiation stage -- even if you ultimately decide not to negotiate anything. This pamphlet offers some general principles and advice on negotiating academic job offers, particularly initial ones."