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Succeed in Science and Avoid Getting a Real Job Paperback – October 10, 2011
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Lloyd Fricker is a Professor in the Departments of Molecular Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. When not leading a research group, writing and reviewing scientific papers and grant applications, teaching medical and graduate students, organizing and attending scientific conferences, and serving on various committees, he spends his time writing humor. His humor pieces (including some in the present book) have appeared in Annals of Improbable Research, Journal of Irreproducible Research, The Einstein Journal of Medicine and Biology, H.M.S. Beagle, and several other journals, as well as youtube. His first book on scientific advice/humor, “How to Write a REALLY Bad Grant Application (and Other Helpful Advice For Scientists)” was published in 2004. Nick Kim (cartoonist/illustrator) has a background as a Senior Lecturer and local government scientific adviser in Applied Environmental Chemistry and currently lives in Wellington, New Zealand. In his spare time he draws from inspiration as a scientist and creates cartoons. His cartoons have appeared on the web since 1994 (http://www.lab-initio.com/), and in science-related publications such as Annals of Improbable Research, Physics Today, Chemical Innovation, New Scientist, Skeptic (UK), Chemistry in Australia, and New Zealand Science Monthly. Nick is also a contributing editor for the Annals of Improbable Research.
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The book is by turns silly, wise, and utilitarian. The anecdotes work well to illustrate larger points and you may find yourself repeating them to explain them to scientists and lay people alike.