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Developing a Talent for Science

Handbook / Manual
Questionnaires and visualization tools help the reader to assess their strengths and weaknesses and identify areas for improvement
'Try this' exercises reinforce the key messages in each section
Over 20 anecdotes provide an insight into real-life success stories

By: Ritsert C Jansen (Author)

184 pages, 20 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 2011 | #187409 | ISBN-13: 9780521149617
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Hardback | Jan 2011 | #187408 | ISBN-13: 9780521193122
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About this book

Want to make the most of your talent for science? This practical guide for students, postdoctorates and professors offers a unique stepwise approach to help you develop your expertise and become a more productive scientist. Covering topics from giving presentations and writing effectively to prioritising your workload, it provides guidance to enhance your skills and combine them with those of others to your mutual benefit. Learn how to maintain your passion for science, inspire others to develop their abilities and motivate yourself to plan effectively, focus on your goals and even optimise funding opportunities. With numerous valuable tips, real-life stories, novel questionnaires and exercises for self-reflection, this must-read guide provides everything you need to take responsibility for your own personal and professional development.

"This insightful book offers guidance toward an enhanced productive academic or professional scientific career [...] a must-read for any professional in the geophysical community and for those pursuing studies in this field."
- The Leading Edge



1. Develop your talent
2. Use other people's talent
3. Develop other people's talent
4. Make it happen
5. Use your webs

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Ritsert C. Jansen is Professor of Bioinformatics and Head of the Bioinformatics Centre at the University of Groningen. He has a successful career in the sciences and extensive experience as a trainer on career and personal development courses.

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