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September 03, 2004

The Art of the Artefact

April 19, 2002

You've Got the Data! Now Advocate for Change!

Quantifiable survey data are more resistant to dismissive interpretations than more subjective perceptions of the "quality" of the training environment.

June 21, 2002

A Guide to Surveys by, for, and of Postdocs

April 16, 2004

?Lab Cred?

A key indicator of your ‘lab cred’ is whether people you’ve never met know who you are when you first meet them.

March 21, 2003

How to Get Around to Writing

Remind yourself constantly that the reason you get up in the morning is to write scientific papers.

August 15, 2003

Turn Up the Heat

"This may sound a bit on the light side, but it guarantees that you are working on all, and no more, of the essential ingredients that need to be incorporated in your paper."

January 04, 2002

Surveying Postdocs: A Tale from the Trenches

Christos Anastopoulos in front of a small-scale model of the ATLAS detector at CERN.
December 21, 2012

Breakthrough of the Year: Seekers of the Higgs Boson

Science Careers talks to three young investigators who contributed to this year's monumental discovery.

May 05, 2006

A Novel Look at Postdocs

"Nowadays," she continued, "people have much more freedom in their personal lives and professional choices than they did when they were sold to an apprenticeship in the old days, and yet, at the same time, they're buying into this almost feudal system in which once you dedicate a certain number of years, you are bound by the amount of time you've spent." --Allegra Goodman

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
July 22, 2013

Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

August 04, 2006

NIH Urges Career Training and Tracking

"Programs should provide all NRSA trainees with additional professional development skills and career guidance."

February 01, 2002

FASEB Adopts Definition of Postdoctoral Fellows

November 19, 2004

The Unspoken Things of Science

Don't be afraid to be your own advocate; aim your sales pitch at the right people and win their confidence.

April 18, 2003

Yours Transferredly: Reading Between the Lines

If you read things at face value and don't wise up to the hidden meanings in paper-speak, you might get left behind.

June 21, 2002

Get Some Help! Extra Pairs of Hands

"You want your student to be able to turn the handle and watch at least some decent results slowly emerge."

November 01, 2002

Postdocs Get Primer on How to Survive Abroad

"The U.S. approach to intellectual property rights is foreign to many Japanese scientists. But ignoring it could mean jail."

March 16, 2001

Science in the USA: Postdoc Experience at Rockefeller

July 05, 2002

Survey of Surveys II: Polling Postdocs Effectively

"Either a mechanism to coordinate local surveys must be established, or stakeholders should get behind an effort to promote a national survey."