A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science.pdf
This book proposes a rational approach to establishing yourself as a scientist. It offers sound advice on selecting a thesis or postdoctoral adviser, choosing among research jobs in academia, government laboratories, and industry, preparing for an employment interview, and defining a research program. This book will help you make hour oral presentations effective, your journal articles compelling and your grant proposals successful.
Since 1974 a solid state physicist, Peter J. Feibelman has been at Sandia National Laboratories, where he is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. In 1989 he won the Davisson-Germer Prize of the American Physicist Society for outstanding research in Surface Science. Feibelman received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at San Diego in 1967, did postdoctoral research at the C.E.N. Saclay (France) and the University of Illinois (Urbana), then spent three years as assistant professor of physics at SUNY, Stony Brook.
* Do You See Yourself in This Picture? * Important Choices: A Thesis Adviser, a Postdoctoral Job * Giving Talks * Writing Papers: Publishing Without Perishing * From Here to Tenure: Choosing a Career Path * Job Interviews * Getting Funded * Establishing a Research Program
A Ph. D. Is Not Enough! is required reading for anyone thinking of applying to graduate school or entering the science job market. Focusing on critical survival skills, it offers sound advice on selecting a thesis or postdoctoral adviser; choosing among research jobs in academia, government laboratories, and industry; and defining a research program. This new edition features updates throughout and a new chapter reflecting todays rapidly changing world.