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Conducting interviews independently?

I'm an early career researcher who would like to conduct interviews for a research project on my own, and I was hoping to get some advice about whether this sort of thing is advisable. I recently ...
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How many applications do postdoc and tenure-track assistant professor hiring committees receive?

I've heard something like 500 applications for 1 postdoc application. How can applicants stand out in that competition? For pure math positions.
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Is it ethical to tell my teaching assistant that I like them?

I, a 20-year-old female, have come to admire the teaching assistant for my summer course quite strongly. I'm extremely interested in what they have to say, I always pay attention, never use my phone ...
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US visit opportunity for phd students

I am a PhD student in the field of physics. I am studying in the UK. I would like to visit a group in the US for a few months. I am wondering if there is any scholarship/ funding/grant that I can ...
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Can the book “Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track” be understood without any prior reading? [on hold]

I want to read the book Turning Learning Right Side Up: Putting Education Back on Track only if I would be able to understand it without first doing more than about a few books worth of other reading ...
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Transcript rewrite

I took a class that I thought I was auditing and got outside help. Is there any way to fix this? I did this at a community college. Grades have gone out and I realized there was a mistake made.
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Showing research to some professor

I am a PhD student in mathematics. I am going to participate in a conference. I want to show my research to some great mathematcian who is a specialist in the area that I am working on. A friend of ...
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What are the benefits of serving as a reviewer, initially as a PhD/PostDoc and later as a faculty member/research scientist?

The very first thought that comes to mind is that reviewing a paper is like giving back to the academic community. After all, one's own work is published after the efforts of some anonymous reviewer. ...
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How can I serve my supervisor?

So I am hoping to study a higher scientific degree; research proposal created by myself. Since - (i) the research interest will be mostly my own, although it will overlap with those of my supervisor (...
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Is my adviser stalling or am I being plainly lazy?

So I am a master's degree student in math at a local university. I am very dissatisfied and surprised with the type of work that my adviser asked me to do. I am unsure if I have bad attitude towards ...
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Credit for republished writing

I recently had an essay published in a semi-academic journal. It was widely shared and consequently got picked up by a few other online magazines who republished it. How do I list this on a CV? As ...
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What is a delicate way of identifying key insiders?

I am beginning a doctoral program this Fall and have been receiving helpful advice from a recent graduate. While this graduate has mentioned a key mentor that will likely serve as my primary advisor, ...
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how can i find a suitable university where i can go for study according to my CGPA? [on hold]

I am a student from Bangladesh...my bsc subject was microbiology with cgpa 3.39 and also have done masters in microbiology with cgpa 3.87. I also have done thesis in my masters program but don't have ...
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Delay in postdoc research position acceptable in germany?

I have recently (July) recieved an offer letter and all other papers from German research Institute for postdoc position. The contract mentions the start date as October 1st and contract is for 22 ...
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Skype discussion with time difference issue [on hold]

I (A) am a postdoc and currently working on a project with two professors (B & C). We live in three different countries separated by oceans. We all are willing to have skype discussions together ...
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Authorship dispute on a paper that came out of a final report of a course?

Background: I had a course about 1 year and half ago that is required to do a simulation for its final report. I developed my idea about simulation based on some papers I read and wrote a proposal ...
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Can I buy individual access to SpringerLINK?

My institution has access to a very limited selection of ebooks published by Springer-Verlag. Is it possible to buy individual access to their whole collection myself? I'm a PhD student in case that ...
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Is there something between auditing and taking for credit?

Is there a system in place that is in between auditing a course and taking it for credit? I have audited a course before and I didn't learn enough material to prepare for the actual course.
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Reporting meta analysis

I’m a grad student working on an assignment that involves stating the effectiveness of an intervention for students with learning disabilities. I used a meta analysis to support the effectiveness and ...
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Multiple journal submissions

I was a junior researcher and I submitted a paper to journal A. After not having any response from journal A, I submitted my paper to journal B. After some months, journal A mailed me to say that my ...
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Difficulty with advisor's specialty

I'm a PhD student, nearing the first half of my PhD. The domain my advisor works in is not really something I love, and I'm more interested in different subjects. I see now that I didn't invest ...
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Situation of degree awardence for inventions appearing as reinventions [duplicate]

Assume the following situation A professor invented a novel piece and kept it immediately in arXiv. A PhD student did the same invention at almost same time and hence hoping to take PhD after ...
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Is a preprint considered as dual publication?

I am about to submit a paper to Nature but I made public the technical report supporting an important share of the results via BioRXiv a few weeks ago. In the Nature submission system, they asked if ...
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Explain award on CV?

I recently received an award. It's relatively prestigious (even internationally), but it's not well-known outside of my discipline, and its name is not very explicit (nor is it in English). Should I ...
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Worth to fight examination office for English transcript of records?

I am finishing up my B. Sc. degree and thought it would be nice to have a fully English transcript of records (ToR). Although my university already offers an English version, the translations are ...
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How to write an email to a professor for PhD, who works in slightly different field than mine [duplicate]

How should I draft an email to a professor for a PhD position, if this prof works in a slightly different field than the field I have done masters in? I also want to ask the prof that if my skills are ...
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I got better and improved results later of one chapter of my published PhD thesis

I defended my thesis in 2015. Later during the preparation of publications from one of my chapter, I got improved and better numerical simulation results than the one in my original thesis. Although ...
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Why do departments hire GTAs instead of more permanent faculty? [on hold]

I notice departments often hire graduate students as teaching assistants. I'm curious why departments do this instead of hire a lecturer to do the teaching. I'm sure this is helpful for the GTAs, ...
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HR will get back ASAP

A week after the submission of my CV for an academic position, a person from the HR department answered me: "Thank you very much for your application and your interest […] We are currently screening ...
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Will anyone know if you fail out of a master's program?

Suppose that someone enrolls in a master's program but then fails out. Will future employers be able to find out about this? Or can this person just pretend it never happened, and there will be no ...
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How to fix typo in surname in Google Scholar? [on hold]

A paper that I co-authored was published with a typo in the surname of one of the authors. The editor fixed it soon (24 hours or so). However, the article was already cached/indexed by Google Scholar,...
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choosing workshops/conferences to attend and publish research

I have been able to attend a few different conferences and workshops during my limited time being a masters and PhD student. Some to present my research and some just to watch presentations. I have ...
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Letter of Rec from Lab PI/Brother [duplicate]

I am a college student considering applying to PhD programs both in the US and internationally. Currently I research in a lab affiliated with a top US university and run by my older brother, an ...
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Is getting admission as a foreigner to a PhD program through a position within a research project of a principal investigator mostly hopeless?

There are generally two kinds of ways to get admitted to a PhD program in Europe or some other places—one is through a calling for PhD applications by a research institute, a university department or ...
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Rejecting paper with no report [duplicate]

My manuscript rejects with no reason. In this case, I do not know what is the reason of rejection. The report just includes one line "I can not recommend this paper to publish in journal".
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Writing a series of papers [on hold]

I'm writing a series of three papers. Each paper I'm writing contains two parts (part A + part X), where part A is a new technology and part X is the field of applying it. Part A is common in all the ...
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Life cycle for Physical Review Letters

What is the average time does it take from the time you submit your paper to the time is it published in Physical Review Letters?
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Is it ethical of a professor to ask students for recommendation letters during a class?

I am taking a graduate course with a non-tenured professor. During one of the sessions, the non-tenured professor told students that recommendation letters from them would be helpful and that they ...
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US Competition for Non-Salary Faculty Positions [on hold]

Going Anonymous for privacy reasons. What is the competition like for non-salaried faculty positions on the Tenure Track (if that's even a thing) in non-grant-funded US humanities and social science ...
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How should I interpret a promising preprint that was never published in a peer-reviewed journal?

There have been a couple of occasions in my research in which I've come across a preprint that is several years old and is very relevant to the work that I'm doing. Often these preprints have very ...
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R.E. Reassessment issues [on hold]

Currently, my application to repeat the final year of University was approved but a module that was carried over from a previous year has been deferred as well even though I wish to take it this ...
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I have found a mistake on someone's code published online: what is the protocol?

I have been using an econometrics toolbox for around 2 years and it is great, very useful. It is available from someone's personal website. I have found a mistake in one piece of code which has set ...
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How long after PhD Major Revisions sign off [on hold]

I got the result of major revisions following my second viva, and completed these changes, to resubmit a third time. Is anyone able to indicate the typical length of time for sign off following ...
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Caltech physics graduate school requirements [on hold]

I'm an EU student currently attending a theoretical physics Msc course at Durham, UK after a 4 year MPhys degree. I have a low first grade from the MPhys degree which I'm planning on pushing to a high ...
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Should I go for a PhD on a topic I am very interested but have no formal background in? [on hold]

My Materials science Masters involved using a commercially available software to carry out simulations. I self studied the theoretical aspects of the numerical methods. However, I did not do any ...
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US postdoc application with one-page research statement (no cover letter!) [psychology/linguistics]

For a one-year postdoc position (extendable up to three years) in psychology/linguistics in the US, I'm asked to submit a cv, two published works, and a one-page research statement (so, no cover ...
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Citing (and correcting) an example with incorrect glossing and translation

I want to cite an example from a published paper. However, there is a mistake in the glossing as well as in the translation of the example. Imagine something like this (mistakes in bold): Ich sehe ...
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Poster about a published article (Poster session in physics conference)

What is the usual way to indicate on the poster that the poster is just a summary of an already published article? I plan to give the reference as part of the poster title at the top, such as: ...
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Postdoc interview result [on hold]

I have given an interview for a Postdoc position at UCSF, USA by an Assistant Professor recruiting his 1st postdoc. I was interviewed three times (1st over phone, followed by two skype interviews). ...
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Re-apply the PhD program that I previously got offer and turned down

My situation is as follows: I applied to PhD program A and B, and got offers from both. However, the offer of A came too late which was after the deadline of decision for B. So I took offer B, and ...

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