Skip to content

Due to scheduled maintenance, online ordering, in regions where offered, will not be available on this site from 8:00 until 10:00 GMT on Sunday 24th March. We apologise for the inconvenience.

Cart

Your Cart

×

You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist

Developing a Talent for Science

£17.99

  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521149617

£ 17.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • 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.

    • 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
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    '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

    '… if you had only one book to recommend to a student I would suggest this one. It is all there: the tips that, if applied, will make you a good presenter, an inspiring communicator, a sought-after collaborator, and more.' Elements

    '… the strength of Jansen's little book is its valuable lessons on how 'to sell yourself'. Developing a Talent for Science should be required reading for those who see scholarly work as preparing a 'sales pitch' and 'climbing their career ladder'.' Stanley Shostak, The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521149617
    • length: 180 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 154 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • contains: 20 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Develop your talent
    2. Use other people's talent
    3. Develop other people's talent
    4. Make it happen
    5. Use your webs
    Further reading
    Acknowledgements
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Geographic Thought
  • Author

    Ritsert C. Jansen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands
    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.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×