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April 26, 2002

French Science: Storming the Bastille

Several new programs are helping young scientists achieve unprecedented levels of independence in France--although revolutionary change in the "mandarin system" of powerful lab chiefs may be a long way off

March 05, 2004

A Career in Drug Discovery and Development

"An entire industry depends on the timely discovery and development of new medications--an outstanding and growing opportunity for young scientists."

October 10, 2003

Science Advisors Part 2: Getting On

"Without the mistakes I probably wouldn't have learnt some valuable lessons."

March 30, 2012

Does a Professional Science Master's Degree Pay Off?

Hard data on PSM graduates are scanty, but anecdotal evidence of their success abounds.

February 16, 2007

Mastering Your PhD: Dealing with Setbacks

Your best weapon is focused, methodical, patient effort.

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.

January 06, 2012

Getting Science to Those Who Need It

A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur found his calling helping biotech-derived therapies reach those who need them most.

January 27, 2012

Your Voice: Your Passport to Authority

A more relaxed, decisive, and authoritative voice can be a definite asset in a scientific career.

May 25, 2012

Content Collection: Lab Management

New group leaders need to learn how to manage people, projects, finances, and more.

January 03, 2003

On the Horns of a Dilemma

With the enormity of the academic option weighing me down, I find myself turning towards industry instead.

August 06, 2004

Doing the Numbers

The Rand report concludes that, although adequate data and accurate assessments of labor market conditions are important for many different parties, early career and prospective scientists are especially vulnerable.

April 26, 2002

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 4: Meet the Potentially (Dys)functional Family--My Lab

With all of the personalities and projects out there, the quest for a perfect fit is much like a search for the perfect pair of jeans.

October 26, 2001

From Dutch Pyramid Into Babel's Tower?

The base of the scientific pyramid is becoming smaller and smaller and erosion at the top won't be repaired with stones making their way upward.

August 31, 2001

Financial Planning for Scientists, Part II: An Introduction to Mutual Funds

Any one individual only has a small amount of money, but a whole bunch of people together have enough money that they can hire a fulltime expert.

April 05, 2002

Nourish Talent!

A shortage of mentoring, insufficient project planning, no feedback, and poor contact with the promoter are just some of the hurdles that young researchers are facing at universities.

September 26, 2003

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 20: Two Roads Diverged, Redux

I decided I wanted to work on something else and, all of a sudden, [my adviser's] interest in me dried up, as did funding for a research assistantship; I've been TA-ing ever since.

February 27, 2004

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 24: Casualty of War: Micella Loses a Co-worker

Unfortunately many of us get tripped up in the hurdles, because we lack preparation, confidence, test-taking ability, motivation ... not necessarily because we don't have potential as scientists.

October 18, 2002

Improving Ph.D. Studies in the Netherlands

"Several studies in the last couple of years have already signaled that changes are necessary, so maybe it is time to reconsider the AIO system."

Patrick Canupp
January 11, 2013

Science on the Fast Track

NASCAR is hiring mechanical engineers and aerodynamics scientists to shave milliseconds off lap times and push racecars to their limits.

May 13, 2013

When All Science Becomes Data Science

As traditional disciplines become more data-focused, traditional scientists need to become more "pi-shaped".