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Is undergraduate research a waste of time in chemical engineering? [closed]

I am a chemical engineering student whose had 2 years of research experience in chemistry. I was wondering if this was a wrong move. I have been told in the past by professors that it will help but ...
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whether necessary to continue to work on unfinished academic work

When one finishes a degree or a research position, the boss asks to carry on sth unfinished (unpaid), does one need to agree to do so?
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Why do students go for a PhD even when chances of getting academic jobs on its completion are slim?

This is in reference to my question: How to do a PhD to equip myself for a job as assistant professor. I was told in the answer of the above linked question that chances of landing a job as an ...
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How do I find a job that actually uses what I learned in school? [closed]

Many of my peers in my program, Computer Engineering, are of the opinion that what you do in school is a "head-fake", that you take all this intense math and science essentially to prove that you can ...
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Academic faculty expat (Germany) experiences and new research group advice [closed]

I have been offered a W1 professorship to start a research group (CS/Engineering) at a German university and am seeking to learn from others' experiences or someone prepared to be a second-opinion / ...
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Can I continue my previously developed idea in my new work place?

I had developed a research idea with my colleagues in my previous work place. However, recently I have left the job and joined in a new work place. I also know that none of the colleagues in my ...
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Pursuing a research career in a university without teaching duties, is it possible?

Is it possible to pursue a research career inside a university without teaching duties? I don't like to teach, I love research and I love being affiliated to a university. The universities I am ...
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Pros and Cons of University vs Research only Institute [closed]

I love doing research, only research with no teaching duties. What are the pros and cons of having a job in a university and in a research only institute? If you were me, which one would you choose? ...
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How to balance previous works and current idea in a research plan?

I am writing a research plan for a tenure-track position. I wrote a 5 pages of three sub-plans based on my previous successful works. 50% of each sub-plan is about my previous works, and 50% is about ...
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Positions at satellite campuses

I'm wondering what experiences people had who took up positions at satellite campuses, in particular of well-known and well-renowned universities. From what I see, satellite campuses are often the ...
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How do I find a research assistant positions (life science) in USA if you're an international student and outside of USA now? Is unpaid job possible?

I have a Master’s degree, and want to apply for PhD. I want to find a position during the gap year. It is also possible to do 2 years. But I am not in USA. So, How do I find a research assistant ...
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How to write a strong research plan?

This comes following my other question. When writing a research plan/statement when applying for an assistant professor position, how should be the document structure? I have to explain a few (e.g., ...
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Doing math research without lecturing

Is it possible to become a research mathematician without lecturing duties? I couldn't find any information on this.
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The steps for applying to PostDoc positions [closed]

I have a PhD in computer science and recently I would like to get a postdoc with a respectful professor in my field to update my research works, or after that working in more applied domains in ...
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6 months is all I have, what would be your method to finish your dissertation? [closed]

I will ask this question trying to be simple, but hoping to be understood on the complexities of my problem. I have looked for questions alike and my answer is not in any of them or, combined, the ...
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When looking for students to work on a research project: contact good students directly or contact all class then select the good ones?

When teaching an undergraduate or graduate course and knowing about some good students, what would be the best approach in inviting them to join a research project? Contacting them directly, or send ...
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In my second year of a three year PhD program and I now hate research. What career can I do?

I have just started my second year in a Health Education and Promotion PhD program. It is a three year program and I will be done with classes after this year. Next year is my dissertation year. ...
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Should Research Associates apply for Post-Doc research positions if they want to?

I live and work in the UK and my training is in Computer Science and Mathematics. I defended my PhD thesis eight years ago and since then gained work as an engineer, then a Post-doc Research Assistant,...
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How to become a professional design researcher?

I graduated from BA art design (mostly practical) and MA communication design (where I fell in love with research). Now I have been working as a interactive designer (mostly visual) for a digital ...
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What points should I consider when applying for/accepting a position at another department?

I specialize in Computability Theory which is part of Mathematical Logic at the intersection of Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematics. Therefore I could potentially apply for jobs (e.g. a ...
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Can you have a career in academia without having to write grant applications?

I really like doing research, but I've heard that all the fights for funding can be a major headache. So I am wondering, how can I enjoy my work without worrying about grant applications? Are there ...
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How to gracefully leave a research lab (due to major change)?

I'm a freshman electrical engineering student who has been working in a research lab for the past year. I decided a few months ago that I am going to change my major to computer science, and that I ...
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Should Ph.D. students interested with research remain as research assistant until they find a research position or just find any job?

As faculty or postdoc positions at top schools are getting hard to land, should Ph.D. students interested with research continue to work as research assistants and publish more, or try to get a ...
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Is there any way to only do research after getting a Ph.D.?

I'm currently a Master's student in my final year and I want to start a Ph.D. next year. I really like doing research (one of my papers got published in a fairly reputable journal), but I more or less ...
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In PhD admission is research internship or a job in a research lab better?

If I hope to enroll in a Computer Science PhD program in a top tier university (Stanford/CMU) and I currently hold a master's degree (without publication). Is a year-long Research Software development ...
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How may I calculate Research Contribution as Per UGC rules?

The University Grants Commission (U.G.C) is the autonomous and statutory body in India responsible for governing the rules and regulations of the universities and various other academic institutions ...
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Job Market in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

The question: Firstly, do I need to have a background in computing to be a research in human-computer interaction (HCI). Secondly, I need help with getting relevant work experiences which seem to be ...
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Do research laboratories hire international students with a Bachelor's Degree?

I intend to increase my research experience in a field not very closely related to mine (I am a chemical engineer and want to pursue Tissue Engineering). I a currently a 4th year undergraduate. I have ...
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How can I identify research opportunities I am qualified for, and position myself as a competitive candidate, in a different field from my degree?

I currently have a BSc. in Environmental Science and would like to go back for a biology focused PhD in the next few years. I keep seeing the recommendation that having a good research fit will be ...
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Received offer to work for free, how to negotiate for a salary?

I was an international student and graduated 3 years ago. Now I want to continue my research career instead of working in the industry. I worked for free for a professor for one month last year. It ...
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PhD position interview: How specific should my idea of the topic be?

I just finished my master in Geophysics with some help from here ;). Now I applied for several PhD positions in Natural Sciences and just got an invitation for a personal interview for one of them. ...
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Design of “Members Page” for Academic Lab Website?

I am a Computational Biologist as part of an academic lab group working on the Immunogenomics of disease vectors (which may be relevant to the following). I am designing part of a web-page that ...
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Criteria to evaluate consulting opportunity

You're an academic researcher who has done some work in a particular topic. You receive an email from a stranger, working at a small company, interested in your work and wanting to discuss possible ...
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How can women improve their chances to get postdoc positions in computer science?

I am planning to apply for postdoc positions in computer science (CS) departments, preferably in the US or Europe. I have searched several computer science departments/research groups at different ...
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Considerations for transitioning from a teaching to a pure research position

Understandably, there would be some adjustment needed, particularly if the academic had been in the predominantly teaching role for a long time (or it is the only academic role they've had). What ...
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How to balance application for a faculty position between exceptional and ordinary?

Following the opposite factors described in answers to the question What makes securing faculty positions difficult?, I came to conclusion that an application for an academic position should be ...
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What to do when you are a promised a research-based research associate role but are required to act in an IT support role?

First some background. Two years ago I joined a research group as a research associate. My intention in obtaining that position was to publish with the group and build some academic capital, but in ...
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Optimal journal publications strategy (academic career)

Suppose that I've written 10 academic papers. Which CV is the best for academic appointments? 5 publications in mid-high ranked journals, 5 in low ranked (but nevertheless peer-reviewed) journals. 5 ...
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Is there any disadvantage to having PhD skipping M.Sc.?

In some countries like Australia, Singapore etc, A candidate may be enrolled into Masters leading to PhD program on condition that he/she will pass the candidature test after the 1st year and are ...