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November 06, 2009

More Opportunities for International Collaborations in Eastern Europe

Eastern European scientists have many opportunities to benefit from international collaborations at home.

June 11, 2010

Designing a Career in Biomedical Engineering

Engineers, biologists, mathematicians, physicists, and chemists can all contribute to the development of medical devices and assistance technologies.

February 03, 2006

A Better Recognition of Foreign Diplomas in Spain

The new law and recent experiences gives hope to scientists who have been struggling in the past.

December 01, 2006

Navigating the Stem-Cell Research Maze

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.

September 14, 2007

Undergraduates Ask: Should I Do a Ph.D.?

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.

December 21, 2007

Young Geneticists Making a Difference

"We are trying to define new syndromes and new diseases in human genetics," says M.D.-Ph.D. Heather Mefford.

April 11, 2008

The Truth About Gen Y

If millennials and their employers can manage to smooth the way, say experts, we can expect great things from Gen Y.

June 20, 2008

Training in Academia--and Industry

A CIFRE agreement "is a good way of ... doing research and keeping other doors open," says Sylvain Schwartz.

July 11, 2008

A New Astrophysics Editor at Science

"I realized that I really love science but not spending my time just focusing on a particular aspect of it." --Maria Cruz

October 31, 2008

A Virologist with Contagious Enthusiasm

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.

January 23, 2009

A New Consulting Experience for Doctoral Students in France

A new program launched by the French government allows Ph.D. students to sell their skills to nonacademic sectors and expand their career opportunities.

May 22, 2009

Academia or Industry? Finding the Right Fit

There are restrictions and limitations on doing for-profit science, but there are also many advantages to joining industry.

June 19, 2009

Following in Darwin's Footsteps

Archaeologist and naturalist Jordi Serrallonga has developed an unconventional career for which research and travel are both adventures.

July 31, 2009

Independent Postdocs, Part 1: Gaining Early Autonomy

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.

January 08, 2010

Generating Science and Public Interest

Portuguese cellular biologist Mónica Bettencourt-Dias sees promoting science communication as an integral part of her job.

March 26, 2010

Structuring a Career Around Gallium Nitride

An early success in growing indium gallium nitride quantum dots put the career of material scientist Rachel Oliver on a fast track.

December 17, 2010

Breakthrough of the Year: Bridging the Quantum and the Classical Worlds

Ph.D. student Aaron O'Connell was able to induce and measure quantum effects in the motion of a micrometer-sized mechanical oscillator.

April 01, 2011

Slipping Humor Into Scientific Presentations

Humor can be an added bonus in scientific talks, provided you know when and how to use it.

April 08, 2011

Q&A: Philip Phillips: A Roundabout Approach to Superconductivity

His unconventional training allowed theoretical condensed matter physicist Philip Phillips to tackle superconductivity using a novel and indirect approach.

March 09, 2012

Science in the Community

Researchers have much to gain from involving citizens as research partners.