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So You Want to Be a Neuroscientist? by
Call Number: Columbia University Press e-book
Publication Date: 2020
There is a wide range of career options open to those who wish to pursue a career in neuroscience. This book is for aspiring neuroscientists of diverse backgrounds and interests. The author begins with a look at the field and its history, then she tackles the nitty-gritty, like how to apply to a PhD program, the daily life of a graduate student, the art of finding mentors and collaborators, and what to expect when working in a lab. Finally, she introduces readers to diverse young scientists whose career paths illustrate what you can do with a neuroscience degree.
Becoming a Marine Biologist by
Call Number: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2019
A fascinating guide to a career in marine biology written by bestselling journalist Virginia Morell and based on the real-life experiences of an expert in the field. For the last two decades, Dr. Robin Baird has spent two months out of each year aboard a twenty-four-foot Zodiac boat in the waters off the big island of Hawai'i, researching the twenty-five species of whales and dolphins that live in the Pacific Ocean. Join Baird aboard his Zodiac for a candid look at the realities of life as a research scientist, from the ever-present struggles to secure grants and publish new data, to the joys of helping to protect the ocean and its inhabitants. This guide is for anyone looking to turn a passion for the natural world into a career.
Getting into Medical School by
Publication Date: 2016
Getting into medical school is difficult, even for students with excellent college undergraduate records. This book offers sound advice and information on how medical school candidates can improve their chances for admission including high scores on the MCAT, making a good impression at the personal interview and more.
Paradise is underwater : memoir of a marine biologist by
Publication Date: 2016
presents the life of a marine biologist and fisheries worker in South Australia from his earliest days in the country to the present. All is woven together into a seductive blend of underwater research, travels to many parts of the world, and diving experiences in all oceans and seas
Career Paths in Telemental Health by
Call Number: Springer e-book
Publication Date: 2017
This visionary volume spotlights innovative mental health careers in today's technology-driven climate while inspiring readers to create their own opportunities.
Women of Color in STEM by
Call Number: ProQuest e-book
Publication Date: 2017
The authors used various critical theories to situate and make visible the lives of women of color in such disciplines and workplace contexts like mathematics, science, engineering, NASA, academia, government agencies, and others.
How to Read Like a Pro
Every field and industry has at least one publication that people in the field read to keep up with what's going on. These magazines are in the Library's collections and you can access them and read like any pro in your field! For those exploring careers, they are great sources for inspiration. For job seekers, they are sources that can help you look knowledgable on trends, which can give you an edge for your job interviews and put you at ease for those moments of small talk with a potential employer.
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Other Useful Resources
ACS Forum: Career Development
The American Chemical Society's site with a range of background on careers and job seeking.
Bioscience: Life Science Graduates Face Daunting Labor Market
This Dec 2013 article in Bioscience comments on the nature of the job market and training trends for researchers.
C&EN Starting Salaries article
Chemical & Engineering News June 2014 article on starting salaries for chemistry and biochemistry from ACS's 2013 survey.
Nature: Careers & Jobs
The preeminent set of journals Nature has a section devoted to careers in medicine and science that are of interest to many readers.
This section of the well-known journal Science contain articles on a broad range of STEM careers and features career profiles, job search Q&A, working life articles, information about the job market and job listings.
Statistical Insight Market Research Highlights
Phsrma 50 (Pharmaceutical Executive)
The 2017 Summary of top 50 pharmaceutical companies by value of worldwide prescription drug sales, each with total R&D spending, and sales value for top 1-3 drugs. Also includes 3 charts showing demographic and professional characteristics of chief medical, ethics/compliance, and quality officers, including sex, average age, education, job tenure, and industry experienc