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Are there dedicated research facilities in the USA?

Some examples of "dedicated research facilities" in the US where research is conducted by full-time staff who do not have academic appointments would include: Federally Funded Research and ...
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Excel in both teaching and research as a junior faculty member

As part of my role as an academic editor and coach, I provide productivity coaching to faculty and PhD students in similar circumstances to yours. The majority of full-time and even part-time faculty ...
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Current advisor wants me to graduate with my PhD soon but I don't feel like I learned a lot or obtained enough skills. Should I discuss this with him?

I can't think of any reason not to discuss your concerns with your advisor. It sounds like you need reassurance more than anything. Certainly a break at this point seems counterproductive if your ...
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Excel in both teaching and research as a junior faculty member

This is impossible to answer without knowing the actual expectations of your university and department. They don't expect 48 hour days and 10 day weeks. "Excel" is poorly defined. Many ...
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Are there dedicated research facilities in the USA?

Most universities in the US have a very complex mission. Research is always "valued" but not always required. There are many primarily teaching colleges and universities, but even those put ...
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Good postdoc position, but how to approach advisor about feelings of self-doubt?

It sounds like you have already spoken with your advisor to some degree about this, and you are not yet satisfied with the outcome. I don't believe that at this stage of your career it is your advisor'...
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Are there dedicated research facilities in the USA?

There is definitely research done outside of universities. I worked for a decade at National Development Research Institutes, which did research on sexually transmitted illnesses, drug abuse, the ...
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Excel in both teaching and research as a junior faculty member

I agree with Buffy answered. I just want to add few more points that may or maybe applicable in your case. Since, you did not mention your country or department you are teaching in, the case is often ...
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How to find gaps in mathematics/theoretical physics/mathematical physics ? How to proceed after that? (Undergraduate research and Publications)

The sane answer is as already suggested get a PhD in the subject you want to do research in. Doing useful research is really hard. (Getting a job in doing it is even harder!). But I know someone who ...
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How to find gaps in mathematics/theoretical physics/mathematical physics ? How to proceed after that? (Undergraduate research and Publications)

You have asked two questions - how to find gaps and what to do when you find one. If you know that a gap you have found is real (not just something known that you do not happen to know) and you have ...
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How to find gaps in mathematics/theoretical physics/mathematical physics ? How to proceed after that? (Undergraduate research and Publications)

You can only be an independent researcher, i.e., a researcher without an affiliation with a research institution, if you are already a researcher. For this you should enrol in a PhD program to be ...
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Excel in both teaching and research as a junior faculty member

The expectations of your department and institution are local features that are known and understood by your experienced colleagues, who all came up in the same professional environment as the one you ...
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How to approach profs from different unis for (mini) research projects?

If all you want is to be assigned a project, then I'd suggest that you just ask one of your local professors to make a suggestion. However, if you want guidance and a final evaluation, the problem is ...
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Are there dedicated research facilities in the USA?

Yes there are plenty of those in the US. The Department of Energy National Labs: https://www.energy.gov/national-laboratories Lots of slightly smaller Department of Defense labs: https://nps.edu/web/...
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Excel in both teaching and research as a junior faculty member

Specifically, I am looking for advice on burden and time management techniques, ways to integrate teaching and research, and methods for maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Well... Eggy gave ...
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Writing a meaningful paper of descriptive analysis/exploratory study

I'm going to say that there is an answer here. What you're describing, in my field at least, would not fly for a thesis, let alone a published paper in most cases. It sounds like your advisor would ...
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Machine learning researcher as a high-energy physics masters graduate

What would be the most optimal option to become an ML researcher? It very much depends what sort of an "ML researcher" you want to be. Being a professor who studies the theoretical ...
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Current advisor wants me to graduate with my PhD soon but I don't feel like I learned a lot or obtained enough skills. Should I discuss this with him?

To add on to the other answers, I will just offer my perspective on when a student should wrap up their PhD. In an ideal world, I would like to think that the student has produced a beautiful ...
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Excel in both teaching and research as a junior faculty member

If possible, you can gear towards supervision. Perhaps some research tasks can be offloaded to students? This benefits all parties involved (students get a good CV, you do not need to do tedious tasks)...
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How to Shift from a Technical Mindset to Urban Studies and Theories in Research?

As a partial answer to your question, spend time with and among your test subjects. Experience the urban environments you seek to study. For example, if you're interested in the effects of parks on ...
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Writing a meaningful paper of descriptive analysis/exploratory study

On a purely practical level, you are going to have to please your supervisor (and your committee) to get your degree. Also, this issue should have been resolved early in the process. Different ...
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Should Conference Paper Reviewers Conduct Preliminary Literature Searches Before Evaluating Submissions?

In theory, I don't think there is much difference between a conference review and a paper review. In practice, at least in my fields (business management and computer science), conference articles ...
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Should Conference Paper Reviewers Conduct Preliminary Literature Searches Before Evaluating Submissions?

I don't know of any statistics on this, and it almost certainly varies by field, conference, and even reviewer. But a good reviewer for a conference presentation will be a lot like a good reviewer for ...
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