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October 08, 2010

Fostering Respect And Innovation Communication Is Key

Every science-based company has a set of values or a mission statement. Many talk about respecting employees and valuing innovation—two key criteria in Science’s Top Employers Survey. But the top companies in Science’s survey ensure that these abstract principles are embodied in concrete ways.

February 17, 2006

International Careers Report: Switzerland - Commendable Collaboration

March 31, 2006

Careers in Biotech and Pharma : Changing Courses

September 15, 2006

Success Factors for Postdocs: Be Prepared!

Ensuring a successful postdoctoral appointment and using the experience to launch a solid career require careful preparation. Scientists who responded to this year's postdoctoral survey, sponsored by
Science Careers, outline strategies based on their personal histories.

March 02, 2007

Europe's Brain Gain

With major boosts in science funding, Europe hopes to become a hot spot of innovative science and technology.

June 22, 2007

Europe's Wild West

The UK and Ireland are both reaching for the benefits of a knowledge economy. The UK leads Europe’s biotechnology scene, and Ireland’s rapid economic trajectory through the 1990s has radically altered the research landscape thanks to large injections of cash. International companies’ search for research talent has intensified. Many have set up operations in the UK and Ireland where they tap into expertise from world-class universities, as well as opening their arms to researchers moving on from the competitive academic sector.

September 24, 2010

Focus on Germany

With the German Government now five years into a major program for investment in scientific research and innovation, we take a look at the new career opportunities that have opened up.

September 02, 2011

Internationalizing Japan's Scientific Landscape

Slowly but surely it appears that the Land of the Rising Sun is emerging from its self-imposed technological isolation.

December 09, 2011

Focus on China: BIG Science in a BIG Country

In a large country with many voices, the government, the academic community, and grassroots groups all have ideas and advice for young scientists.

January 13, 2012

Wanted: B.S. and M.S. Scientists in Life Sciences Industries

B.S.- and M.S.-level professionals are finding more and more opportunities in industry and are often considered strategically important to a company’s growth.

September 16, 2011

Innovation and Research: The Human Factor

Continuous innovation and outstanding research are the most important attributes to respondents choosing this year's best biotech and pharma companies.

September 01, 2006

A Case Study of a Mom-Scientist: Canopy Meg

"As I look back at my busy life, I would not have been happy giving up either—career or family," says Margaret Dalzwell Lowman.

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.

March 13, 2009

Safety First! Careers in Drug Safety and Toxicology

While today's economic conditions are brutal, the forces shaping the drug industry's downsizing and restructuring have been at play for some time.

May 08, 2009

Corporate Culture in Current Times — Seeking the Right Fit

Like it or not, each of us has only 168 hours a week to spend in whatever way we see fit, and most of us apply at least one-fourth of those hours—about half of our waking hours—engaged in some type of gainful employment.

July 17, 2009

Venturing into New Ventures

Intent on starting a business, Loleta Robinson (who has a medical degree and an M.B.A.), enrolled in ACTIVATE, a year-long University of Maryland, Baltimore program for aspiring entrepreneurial women.

August 28, 2009

The Evolving Postdoctoral Experience

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

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.

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.

November 04, 2011

The Many Fields of Neuroscience: Shifting from Synapses to Society

Neuroscience has joined forces with other disciplines, creating areas of focus that range from individual cells to social communities.