Whether a researcher moves to a different institution for each stage of his or her career, or remains at the same place, Science Professor says several factors play into his or her overall success. Still, she wonders whether it's better to "stay or go?"Turning to her readers, Science Professor solicits anecdotal evidence in support of either choice. "I have moved around a lot in my career, and I'm glad I did that. … For me, it was important to move on from time to time.

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