A Ph.D. Is Not Enough!

  • by Peter J. Feibelman
  • Narrated by Peter J. Feibelman
  • 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Despite your graduate education, brainpower, and technical prowess, your career in scientific research is far from assured. Permanent positions are scarce, science survival is rarely part of formal graduate training, and a good mentor is hard to find. This exceptional volume explains what stands between you and a fulfilling long-term research career.
Bringing the key survival skills into focus, A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! proposes a rational approach to establishing yourself as a scientist. It offers sound advice on selecting a thesis or postdoctoral adviser; choosing among research jobs in academia, government laboratories, and industry; preparing for an employment interview; and defining a research program. This book will help you make your oral presentations effective, your journal articles compelling, and your grant proposals successful. A Ph.D. Is Not Enough! should be required listening for anyone on the threshold of a career in science.


What the Critics Say

"It took me over forty years to learn from experience what can be learned in one hour from this guide." (Carl Djerassi, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University)


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Customer Reviews

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I am really disappointed Audible. I am a PhD and preparing for a post-doc, and this book simply add nothing for what I already know. It is really outdated, from 1994, more than 15 years ago!
The book is pedantic and only can convince his mother (and maybe not) that he is a good adviser for scholars.
What about some REAL books about research, Audible?
Here a list of some you should have here for all researchers delight:
Doctoral Education: Research-Based Strategies for Doctoral Students, Supervisors and Administrators
by Lynn McAlpine, Chery and Amundsen
The Art of Case Study Research by Robert E. Stake
Multiple Case Study Analysis by Robert E. Stake
Applied Multivariate Research: Design and Interpretation by Lawrence S. Meyers
Case Study Research: Design and Methods by Robert K. Yin
Research Design and Statistical Analysis by Jerome L. Myers
I don't think Audible being partner of Amazon would have any difficulty to find good books of research design.
What a researcher doesn't need is another dim self help book like this one.
We want real books, please?
Self-Help? No more! We are grown ups!, we need knowledge not demagogue literature.
Thank you


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- AnthonyStevens

No thanks

I think, as a woman who holds her master of science and is already pursuing her doctorate, I'm out of the target demographic. The importance of networking, ways of making your research verbally acceptable to non-scientists, and how to make a powerpoint aren't lessons I need. Perhaps if you are male, introverted, and in your senior year of undergrad, some of this will be new for you.
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- adorenorth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-20-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios