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    June 13, 2008

    Industrial Postdocs: The Road Less Traveled

    Many scientists opt for a research career in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, so why not kick-start the process by also doing a postdoc in industry? Industrial postdocs often provide higher salaries and greater access to resources than their academic counterparts. But how do you find out about available positions and whether they are a good fit for you? Will a position as a postdoctoral fellow provide you a foot in the door at a company? And what if you don't like it? Will an industrial postdoc cut you off from returning to academia?

    October 02, 2009

    Innovation More Critical Than Ever

    The year 2009 has been a time of change for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. With a weakened global economy and dwindling drug pipelines, many of the companies that made the list of Science's 2009 top employers are finding that maintaining innovation through collaborations and partnerships is critical to success.

    October 31, 2008

    Celtic Strength: Science in Ireland

    As Ireland invests heavily in science and technology, it is gaining recognition as a global player in biotech.

    August 31, 2007

    Training Postdocs: Communication is Key

    The most important factors for ensuring a successful postdoctoral experience are honest and open communication with mentors, according to postdoc supervisors who responded to a survey carried out for Science
    Careers. Here, they provide some strategies and tips for effective communication and for teaching graduates how to communicate better.

    May 09, 2008

    Affinity Groups for Diversity

    Student- and staff-led groups at universities and biotechnology companies are helping to support and promote diversity in these settings.

    February 12, 2010

    Reaching Gender Equity in Science: The Importance of Role Models And Mentors

    The number of women embarking on science careers has been increasing steadily during the past several decades. Although women scientists continue to be underrepresented at the faculty level, many women have established rewarding and successful careers in science—thanks in part to having had role models and mentors whose paths they could follow.

    March 05, 2010

    Careers Beyond the Bench

    After completing their graduate studies, many scientists have moved away from the bench and found rewarding careers in areas from grant administration to venture capital. While still making use of the training and skills gained during graduate school, these "alternative" careers are a better match for many.

    August 27, 2010

    The Postdoc Experience: Taking A Long Term View

    Faced with a shaky economy and an increasingly competitive job market, postdocs are being forced to take a long-term view of their positions.

    June 17, 2011

    Advancing in Industry: Choosing Among Many Paths

    The key to success is being flexible and open to change as well as having a collaborative spirit.

    February 02, 2007

    Foreign Faculty Face Challenges

    Many foreign-born scientists have made the United States their home because the country provides some of the best training and career opportunities worldwide. But life as a foreign scientist is not without its challenges.

    August 28, 2009

    The Evolving Postdoctoral Experience

    "I think there is an increased awareness of the contributions postdocs make."