Finding Your Way in Science

How to combine character, compassion and productivity in your research career

by Lem Moyé



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781698713427
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781698713441
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781698713434

About the Book

Finding Your Way In Science 2nd edition, lays out for the scientist the principles that can produce and sustain the character growth that guides the development of the scientific professional. The central thesis of Finding Your Way in Science is that the relentless pursuit of productivity is not a worthy career goal for the junior scientist. While productivity is and will be a fundamental attribute of the professional, there are other core themes that must be allowed to develop, appear, and exert their influences as well. The presence of self-control and patience, of moral excellence and compassion, of discipline and flexibility are as critical to the development of the junior scientist as is the acquisition of technical skills. The presence of these traits engenders collegiality, persuasive strength, responsibility, administrative diligence, influence, and vision, i.e. the qualities of charitable leadership. Each of the topics in this book is discussed with the goal of not just imparting tactical advice to the investigator, but as part of the general theme that the investigator must develop their professional character in parallel with their productivity record. Like the apples of gold in settings of silver, good character and productivity must go together to develop strong scientists. The audience for this book is broad in scope. It is written at a level for all advanced graduate students, post doctoral researchers, and scientists. It is applicable to all scientific fields, and to researchers in industry, government, and academic institutions.

About the Author

Dr. Lem Moyé, M.D., Ph.D. is a physician, epidemiologist, and biostatistician. Dr. Moyé has conducted federally sponsored research for over 30 years, including 12 years investigating cell therapy for heart disease. He has published over 220 manuscripts, 15 books including three novels, and has worked with both the US FDA, and pharmaceutical companies. He served as a volunteer physician during the Hurricane Katrina calamity, and his memories of that experience led to his prise winning book, Caring for Katrina’s Survivors. A cancer survivor, he is retired and living in Arizona with his wife Dixie.