The Tour of Collective Wisdom presents:
A Day in the Life of a Successful Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow


Average statistics for Laboratory Success.
39 Ph.D. chemists polled since August 1, 2004.

A Day in the Life of a Successful Synthetic Organic Chemist

11.2 hours spent in the lab
3.2 reactions run
4.4 NMRs taken
13.9 TLCs run
2.3 columns run
7.6 uses of the rotovap
18.1 pieces of glassware washed
8.1 pairs of disposable gloves consumed

A Week in the Life of a Successful Synthetic Organic Chemist

10.4 weekend hours spent in the lab
1.6 seminars attended
12.4 papers read
12.4 searches run on Beilstein or Scifinder
15.5 consultations with coworkers
3.3 trips to the library

A Year in the Life of a Successful Synthetic Organic Chemist

2.8 presentations given
1.8 papers published

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