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- ST a It took me over forty years to learn from experience what can be learned in one hour from this guide.” — Carl Djerassi pm Is Not SLE A Guide to Survival in Science Shrewd Advice for Aspiring Scientists: Choose a career path and the right advisers Establish an identity; communicate effectively Ache rree meme em Cone e Kk OK Select a viable research program; get it funded An invaluable pocket mentor! TAA ae ee TATE ery a een our A A Ph.D. Is Not Enough A Guide to Survival in Science Peter J. Feibelman A vv Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Reading, Massachusetts Menlo Park, California New York Don Mills, Ontario Wokingham, England Amsterdam Bonn Sydney Singapore Tokyo Madrid San Juan Paris Seoul Milan Mexico City Taipei Many of the designations used by manufacturers and sellers to distinguish their products are claimed as trademarks. Where those designations appear in this book and Addison-Wesley was aware of a trademark claim, the designations have been printed in initial capital letters. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Feibelman, Peter J. A ph.d. is not enough: a guide to survival in science / Peter J. Feibelman. p. cm. Includes biographical references. ISBN 0-201-62663-2 (paperback) ISBN 0-201-62717-5 (hardcover) 1. Science—Vocational guidance—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. Scientists—Training of—Handbooks, manuals, etc. 3. Mentors in the professions—Handbooks, manuals, etc. I. Title. Q147.F45 1993 502.3—dc20 93-26668 Tp Sik Copyright © 1993 by Peter J. Feibelman All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, me- chanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written per- mission of the publisher. Printed in the United States of America. Printed simultaneously in Canada. Cover design by Lynne Reed Text design by Diane Levy Set in 11-point Garamond by Carol Woolverton Studio 23 45 6-ARM-97969594 Second printing, April 1994 Addison-Wesley books are available at special discounts for bulk purchases by cormorationes inmetitutinone and oather oroanizatinns. For ha AR ARLENE ay 4404 WL Mk fe hed ase aA Led ™* CALE 5 3 oO 4 i? 5 oO Sa rs] fo fm. O He) contact: Special Markets Department Addison-Wesley Publishing Company Reading, MA 01867 (617) 944-3700 x 2431