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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.

May 13, 2013

When All Science Becomes Data Science

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

Ethan Perlstein
May 17, 2013

Going Rogue

As a prestigious Princeton fellowship came to an end, Ethan Perlstein decided to strike out on his own.

Taken for Granted
June 05, 2013

Study to Examine Academic Lab-Safety Culture

The yearlong study aims to improve campus safety practices.

Stephanie McGuire
June 24, 2013

Stephanie McGuire

Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.

Ruth and Victor Nussenzweig
June 25, 2013

A Fresh Start, Back in Brazil, at 85

Scientist-couple Ruth and Victor Nussenzweig have been inseparable since meeting in medical school more than 60 years ago.

June 28, 2013

Silverbacks and Whippersnappers

In his mid-30s prime, our columnist discusses the common traits of younger and older scientists.
 

August 22, 2013

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: The Challenges of Interdisciplinary Science

The hardest part of interdisciplinary collaborations is collaborating in an interdisciplinary way.

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August 27, 2013

The Agony and Ecstasy of Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

Collaborating with peers outside your field can be rewarding and career-boosting—but it can also make you an outsider in your own field.

August 06, 2013

Career Lessons From Lindau

Three young scientists tell Science Careers how their experiences at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting influenced their research and career.

September 18, 2013

The Cover Letter: Relic or Still Relevant?

It's true that some employers don't even read cover letters, but you shouldn't miss this opportunity to personalize your application package.

September 24, 2013

Narrowing the Choices: What Career Path is Right for You?

To get the best possible start on your career, do your research, make a decision, and see where it takes you.

Taken for Granted
October 02, 2013

Progress on Academic Lab Safety

The University of California system has taken a series of encouraging steps to make its labs safer.

September 04, 2013

"Impostors" Downshift Career Goals

Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

August 29, 2013

After the LHC, the Deluge

The hundreds of grad students and postdocs working on the world's largest atom smasher are competing for a handful of jobs.

Taken for Granted
May 29, 2013

Some Dissenting Views on the Immigration Bill

The Senate immigration bill may enjoy the support of the president and other national leaders, but some are highly critical of its high-skill labor provisions.

June 10, 2013

Going Online for Research Funding

Crowd-funding could prove to be just a niche funding source, but it could also end up changing how science is done.

September 03, 2013

Beyond CVs and Impact Factors: An Employer's Manifesto

There's a lot of talk about finding better ways to hire academic scientists. One department is doing more than talk.

June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

May 24, 2013

In Defense of Playing Around in the Lab

In science, sometimes, mistakes are not merely good, they're extraordinary.

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