Alternative Careers in Science - Leaving the Ivory Tower by Cynthia Robbins-Roth

By Cynthia Robbins-Roth

Alternative Careers in Science describes a few of the profession tracks to be had to scientists and offers the interior scoop at the abilities and character kinds fitted to every one occupation. It additionally comprises vital information about profession expectancies and wage potential.
This e-book will enable scientists to check occupation possibilities. every one bankruptcy covers a special occupation music and contains the fundamental activity description, skills, duties, and what occupation possibilities stem from each one place.

Key Features
* Illustrates a standard day's scenario
* Explains what occupation possibilities stem from a position
* Describes the elemental task, skills, tasks, and expectancies
* Covers how lengthy to anticipate to be in a coaching phase
* indicates latest steps within the advertising ladder and wage ranges
* provides a distinct occupation tune in every one chapter
* permits scientists to check occupation possibilities

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Editors generally cut these stories from the bottom. Longer, feature-type articles may have more leeway. With practice, you will get a feel for how much detail you can fit in a story of a given length. DO SCIENTISTS LIKE REPORTERS? Some scientists like reporters, and others do not. Most people I call for stories are happy to talk to me. Generally, they are flattered by the attention, and they think it is important to communicate their research to the public. But occasionally, there are hurdles.

Networking is the fourth important skill I was able to build during my years at NCBC. My boss, Dr. Charles Hamner, president of NCBC, was an excellent mentor. He was happy to have us spread the word about NCBC at meetings, with societies, wherever. I joined the Board of Directors of the Association of Biotechnology Companies. I founded the National Council of Biotechnology Centers and served as its chairman; I got involved with the Drug Information Association, running the biotechnology track at their annual meeting; I gave keynote lectures to countless societies and groups; I served on national research council working groups; I was on three editorial boards of industry journals; and I was on the boards of directors of two companies.

I have written 1500-word articles about genetics without mentioning DNA. “Genetic material,” my favorite euphemism for DNA, does just fine in most cases. Sometimes, however, a story calls for a more detailed explanation of DNA. ” And so it goes. When you sit down and write an article about science, you should not tell readers any more than they need to know at that point in the story. Remember that editors also usually have a word limit. For daily newspaper articles, that means putting the meat at the top and saving details for later.

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