Becoming A Successful Early Career Researcher

Author: Adrian Eley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136285296
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Not that long ago there were fairly clear divisions between researchers at different stages throughout their career, starting with doctoral students then progressing to postdoctoral workers and finishing with academic staff. However, more recently the term Early Career Researcher (ECR) has been introduced partly as a response to their growing importance which has been reflected by their increased respect and status shown by national, international and funding bodies. There are several common features of an ECR’s job including the need to establish a professional identity and develop into an independent researcher, competing for grants and increasing one’s output of research publications; this book offers proven practical advice to help ECRs kick-start a successful academic career. With advice on: Choosing research topics Making best use of a Research Supervisor/Mentor Developing your research writing Getting published: journals and books Writing a research grant/fellowship Becoming a supervisor Becoming a teacher, and Developing your career This guide will help academics at the start of their career no matter what discipline they are engaged in... Arts, Humanities, Sciences or Social Sciences. For example, in sciences and engineering, ECRs are commonly part of a large research team and often have to work in collaborative groups; requiring strong interpersonal skills but can lead to tension in the interaction with one’s supervisor or mentor. In contrast, in the arts and humanities and perhaps the social sciences, an ECR is more likely to be an independent scholar with a requirement to work alone, leading to a different type of relationship (but not necessarily any less stressful) with one’s supervisor or mentor. Using case studies from across the subject areas to illustrate key points and give suitable examples this vital guide will help all early career academics.

Charting A Course For A Successful Research Career

Author: A. M. Johnson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789081720014
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This guide helps a researcher plan and work on a number of important activities that complement the research record in order to optimize a research career and outlines the major points needed to formulate a career plan.

How To Be A Researcher

Author: Jonathan St B T Evans
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317422597
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How to be a Researcher provides a strategic guide to the conduct of a successful research career within a university environment. Based on the author’s extensive personal experience, it offers down-to-earth advice, philosophical guidance, and discussions of the political context of academic research. This is not a research methods book, and the topics it covers are rarely discussed elsewhere. The bulk of the book provides practical advice on the development of essential skills and strategic approaches, covering questions such as: how to decide which topics to work on how to read and review literature how to develop theory how to integrate research and teaching activity how to approach research design how to obtain and manage research funding how to collaborate and supervise effectively how to write up your research, and how to secure the best sources of publication. The final part of the book considers the philosophy and psychology of research work and includes an exploration of the cognitive biases which may affect researchers. How to be a Researcher will be particularly useful for masters and doctoral students in the behavioral and social sciences, and also for early career academics developing research within a university career.

Dorothy Hodgkin

Author: Georgina Ferry
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1448214548
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Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) was renowned for her medically-important work on penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. Fully engaged with the political and social currents of her time, she participated in some of the greatest upheavals of the 20th century: women's education; the globalisation of science; the rise and fall of communism; and international peace movements. A wife, mother and grandmother, she cared deeply about the wellbeing of individuals in all cultures. Georgina Ferry's biography of the only British female scientist to receive the Nobel Prize – Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life – was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award. Bloomsbury Reader 2014 edition is reissued with a new preface.

Being In And Out Providing Voice To Early Career Women In Academia

Author: Narelle Lemon
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462098301
Size: 46.65 MB
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This book is about a network of women who as a collective and individuals can share their stories to indeed help themselves as well as others. Our stories as¬sist in the telling and retelling of important events. Reflecting on these events allow the ‘processing’, ‘figuring out’ and ‘inquiring’, leading to behavioural actions to change situations. The fact that we are women unites us as we have common elements with our roles both within academia, in our families, and in society. The women in this study share their narratives in an open dialogue. Their journey into and out of academia is constructed from “a metaphorical three-dimensional inquiry space” (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000, p. 50). The space enables the authors to capture and communicate the emotional nature of lived experiences (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000). The self-studies explore the changes in social and contextual approaches that are attached to working and studying in higher education. The book provides a narrative of the “ups” and “downs” that female academics have individually and collectively encountered while moving “in” and “out” of academia. Making these stories known establishes a sense of collaboration and com¬munity. This action serves to perpetuate and further develop the established pedagogy and look to improve practice. A community practice seeks to locate the learning in the process of co-participation (building social capital) and not just within individuals (Hanks, 1991). It allows females to come together to share experience and discuss ways forward.

How To Succeed In Academics 2nd Edition

Author: Linda L. McCabe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520262689
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“With great wisdom from personal experience and cumulative knowledge, the McCabes have now written the sina qua non of comprehensive guides to the complexities of an academic career. This book should be in the hands of every new faculty member and is poised to serve this next generation in fulfilling the excitement and richness of their careers.”—Jonathan D. Gitlin, MD, Vanderbilt University "This monograph addresses the complex topic of career development in a fashion that is remarkably accessible to the student at almost any stage. The use of realistic and concise examples of common experiences will engage the reader on a personal level. The book should have a permanent place on the shelf of the mentor as well as the student."—George Lister, MD, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children's Medical Center Dallas “The 2nd edition of How to Succeed in Academics, a unique resource for the fellow and budding medical faculty, thoroughly demystifies the steps needed to succeed in academics. Besides its comprehensive coverage of issues related to faculty development, it comes replete with many relevant, real-life examples of critical decision-making. This book is just what the doctor-in-training ordered.”—B U.K. Li, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

The Effective Scientist

Author: Corey J. A. Bradshaw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316805182
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What is an effective scientist? One who is successful by quantifiable standards, with many publications, citations, and students supervised? Yes, but there is much more. Truly effective scientists need to have influence beyond academia, usefully applying and marketing their research to non-scientists. This book therefore takes an all-encompassing approach to improving the scientist's career. It begins by focusing on writing and publishing - a scientist's most important weapon in the academic arsenal. Part two covers the numerical and financial aspects of being an effective scientist, and Part three focuses on running a lab effectively. The book concludes by discussing the more entertaining and philosophical aspects of being an effective scientist. Little of this material is taught in university, but developing these skills is vital to maximize the chance of being effective. Written by a scientist for scientists, this practical and entertaining book is a must-read for every early career-scientist, regardless of specialty.

Keys To Running Successful Research Projects

Author: Katherine Christian
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128131357
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Keys to Running Successful Research Projects: All the Things They Never Teach You provides a step-by-step guide for the management of a successful research project or program. Through the use of illustrative case studies, the book covers all aspects of management that should be included during researcher training, helping researchers overcome the many challenges they face in their day-to-day management of people, time and resources. Links throughout provide more detailed information from gold standard sources on every topic. It is a must-have reference for postdocs, research managers and administrators in colleges, universities, hospitals and research institutes. In addition, it is an ideal resource for those working in grant and contract funding groups in the life sciences and medical fields. Covers the nuts and bolts of research management in the life sciences, medical and health fields Provides simple solutions to issues that come up on the job Ensures that hard-fought for money is spent wisely and well

The Postdoc Landscape

Author: Audrey J. Jaeger
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128131705
Size: 79.66 MB
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The Postdoc Landscape offers historical, international, and domestic examples, solutions, and strategies for addressing the needs of postdoctoral scholars in terms of their presence in government, industry, and the academy. Growing issues and concerns are identified with a clear direction in terms of what practitioners, policymakers, and educators can do to improve the working conditions of postdoctoral scholars. The book includes chapters centered on three themes: the Postdoc Landscape, Postdoc Support and Postdoc Career Literacy, Agency and Choice. This comprehensive reference serves as a guide for scholars, individuals who supervise and mentor postdoctoral scholars and policymakers. Outlines practical tools to help universities and organizations develop an infrastructure for supporting postdocs Identifies the challenges that postdocs face and offers strategies on how to address the challenges Includes a diverse range of voices and experiences from leading experts in the field