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    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.

    June 11, 2010

    Advancing Science in Spain: Not Simply a Quixotic Quest

    The tapas of Barcelona, the Prado of Madrid, and the architecture of Sevilla are all international draws to the nation of Spain, but its scientific heritage has not always been so noteworthy.

    October 12, 2007

    Top Employer Survey: The Innovation Imperative

    The 2007 version of Science
    ’s annual survey of Top Employers features a tight race for first place among three companies. It also reveals the key ingredient for all successful employers: a commitment to innovative thinking throughout the product pipeline, from the laboratory to the clinic or marketplace.

    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.

    September 29, 2006

    The Future of Genetics--Career Opportunities for Young Scientists

    Scientists prepared to deal with a wide range of topics and to help translate findings from the laboratory to the clinic hold the future of research on human genetics and disease in their hands.

    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.

    February 02, 2007

    Foreign Faculty Face Challenges

    Many foreign-born scientists have made the United States their home because the country provides some of the best training and career opportunities worldwide. But life as a foreign scientist is not without its challenges.

    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.

    September 14, 2007

    Make Way for the Next Generation: Junior Faculty Are Moving In

    Universities across the United States and Europe are increasingly reshaping recruitment policies in order to attract and retain more junior faculty. Replacing the old sink or swim attitude is a desire to provide a more supportive and nurturing environment. Driving the new trend are several factors, including a concern that many of today's senior faculty are approaching retirement age and will need to be replaced, and a desire to have faculty that more closely reflect the gender and ethnic diversity of the population they serve.

    February 08, 2008

    Nurturing Women Scientists

    Nationwide and institution-sized surveys show a leaky pipeline partially patched, but the reservoir still far from full.

    March 21, 2008

    EXODUS TO ASIA: Research Opportunities Abound

    Asia is enjoying enormous investment in science and technology, and is proving a major attraction in the scientific jobs market.

    May 29, 2009

    Breaking Through the "Bamboo Ceiling" for Asian American Scientists

    About 20 years ago Alice, a virologist, was up for a position as university president. She was one of three possible candidates. But during her interview things started to go a bit sour when the committee persistently asked her what she would be willing to give up should she be given the job.

    June 26, 2009

    Looking Up in a Down Market: Cambridge, Oxford, and London

    The science job market in the London–Oxford–Cambridge triangle, after 10 years of rising public investment in the United Kingdom's science base, has never been stronger. But the shockwaves of the financial crisis are undermining the biotech industry and pharma restructuring is hitting R&D, while academia is refocusing research with a translational bent.

    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 14, 2009

    Finding a Partner for Your Ph.D.

    The selection of a doctoral program: it's not quite marriage, but it's a long-term commitment that could turn into a lifetime relationship, perhaps impacting—positively or negatively—the rest of your research career.

    August 28, 2009

    The Evolving Postdoctoral Experience

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

    October 23, 2009

    Reaping the Benefits of a Government Job

    Collectively, the US government is the largest single employer in America, filling approximately 1.6 million full-time, permanent positions; however, in reality, the US government consists of several hundred smaller employers, each of which has its own individual function and culture. As a result, the opportunities offered by government jobs are wide ranging, and the needs are diverse.

    November 27, 2009

    Finding Your Way Back: Re-Entering the Science Work Force

    In the idealized career path, a scientist goes straight from earning an undergraduate degree to graduate school, and then on to a postdoc and eventual employment, without breaks between positions. For various reasons, however, not all scientists' career paths are nearly so linear.

    March 12, 2010

    Lab Management: The Human Elements

    You've reached a career milestone: managing your own lab. This recognition of your achievements attests to your hard work, attention to detail, commitment to a goal—and outstanding science. But be prepared. You're about to face challenges you may not have considered.

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