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Help for young researchers

Duane Bailey: Open letter to research students
Written for computer science students, but includes insights applicable to other fields.
Information on training, especially at the community college level, for careers in biotechnology.

Brianna Blaser (editor): Step by step: your career from undergrad to postdoc
A booklet compiling recent career-related articles from Free to anyone with an account at (which is also free).

Greg Crowther: Advice to a young biologist
A blog entry with comments from others.

Greg Crowther: Development of enzyme activity assays for high-throughput screening (HTS)
Practical questions and tips, from target selection to troubleshooting.

Dynamic Ecology: Start-of-the-year advice for everyone!
A compilation of posts from a popular ecology blog.

Office of Research Integrity: The Lab
A cool "choose your own adventure"-style movie about research misconduct and mentoring issues.

Steve Stearns and Ray Huey: Some modest advice for graduate students
A now-famous pair of talks originally given on a whim at a UC-Berkeley "Ecolunch" and later published in the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.





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