Each one of you can change the world, for you are made of star stuff, and you are connected to the universe.
– V. Rubin
A few recommended reference materials:
- Nextgen Lunar opportunities listing – http://nextgenlunar.weebly.com/job-postings.html
- Expectations of Ph.D Student-Supervisor mode of work – link 1, and link 2 (short quiz).
- A writing guide for petrological (& other geological) manuscripts by T.N. Irvine and D. Rumble III – link to pdf
- A glossary of terms and definitions used in analytical geochemistry by P. J. Potts – link to pdf.
- An editorial view on publishing articles by Marc D. Norman and Penny L. King – link to pdf
- Six things to do before writing your manuscript and eleven steps to structuring a science paper – link and link 2
- Francis’s perspective on writing – link
- Authorship, some considerations – link, link 2 (b), link 3, as per COPE that guides us (link 4).
- Writing highly effective reviews of a scientific manuscript – Link
- A quick guide to writing a solid peer review – Link
- How to review a paper – Link
- The art of responding to reviews – Link
- Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors – Link
- A list of useful editorial resources including some addressing ethical dilemmas in scientific publishing – Link
- UK concordat to support research integrity – link to pdf
- A useful resource with career planning tools and much more – www.vitae.ac.uk
- Tips for running your own research group (Wellcome Trust) – Link
- AGU’s policy on scientific integrity and professional ethics (2017) – Link
- Geochemical Society’s career center – link
- European Association of Geochemistry’s early career section – link
- AGU’s career center – link
- Evidence-based journal article. Has contemporary academia Outgrown the Carl Sagan Effect? – https://www.jneurosci.org/content/36/7/2077
- (HHMI) Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, Second Edition – link from which to download the full book
- (HHMI) Training Scientists to Make the Right Moves – link from which to download the full book
- Food for thought re. ‘troublesome’ metrics relative to altruism, and integrity that should be inherent among academics – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5206685/
- If you wish to continue in academia this concise little black book is recommended.
A PhD is not Enough! A Guide to Survival in Science by P. J. Feibelman – link to pdf (The slim paperback is satisfying too.)
- The UK academic system [with wider relevance] by G. J. Barton – link to pdf
- Error propagation – link (summary) and link2 (uncertainties and error propagation by Vern Lindberg), and link3
- There are a great many resources available addressing the current status and exemplary successful approaches to improve inclusion and diversity in science and wider academia / work places. Here are just a few links on the topic:
a) Tapping all Talents
b) Royal Society – Diversity in Science
c) UCU – The position of women and BME staff in professorial roles
The above list is by no means exhaustive. There are many useful career perspectives / interviews, job listings, conduct / procedure policies, guidance, and reports, as well as professional development tools available from a number of professional societies and other bodies. A high level of education is an enormous privilege and extremely useful achievement that can open all kinds of doors in all kinds of sectors.