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Eastern European scientists have many opportunities to benefit from international collaborations at home.
Engineers, biologists, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists can all contribute to the development of medical devices and assistance technologies.
The new law and recent experiences gives hope to scientists who have been struggling in the past.
The liberal policies in some countries and the wealth of cross-cultural collaborations have made Europe a good destination for researchers to train in human embryonic stem cell research.
"The novice writer makes a big mistake in blaming language knowledge for everything," says Mary Ellen Kerans, chair of the Mediterranean Editors and Translators association in Barcelona, Spain.
Spending some time investigating your interests before starting a Ph.D. will improve the likelihood that you pick a project that keeps your interest over several years.
"We are trying to define new syndromes and new diseases in human genetics," says M.D.-Ph.D. Heather Mefford.
French virologist Ali Saïb is getting praise for his research achievements, his science communication activities, and his efforts to attract a diversity of people to scientific careers.
A new program launched by the French government allows Ph.D. students to sell their skills to nonacademic sectors and expand their career opportunities.
There are restrictions and limitations on doing for-profit science, but there are also many advantages to joining industry.
Archaeologist and naturalist Jordi Serrallonga has developed an unconventional career for which research and travel are both adventures.
These days, postdocs need to demonstrate their independence early, which they can do by negotiating with advisers, seeking individual fellowships, or obtaining a junior-PI position.
Portuguese cellular biologist Mónica Bettencourt-Dias sees promoting science communication as an integral part of her job.
An early success in growing indium gallium nitride quantum dots put the career of material scientist Rachel Oliver on a fast track.
Ph.D. student Aaron O'Connell was able to induce and measure quantum effects in the motion of a micrometer-sized mechanical oscillator.
Humor can be an added bonus in scientific talks, provided you know when and how to use it.
His unconventional training allowed theoretical condensed matter physicist Philip Phillips to tackle superconductivity using a novel and indirect approach.
Biologist Mary-Rose Hoja has forged a career as a consultant in strategic networking, social media, and mingling.
Researchers have much to gain from involving citizens as research partners.
Scientists with the right skills and attitude find limited but increasing opportunities to pursue high-risk, high-reward research.
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