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January 09, 2009

Archaeology for Fun and Profit

For-profit companies focused on compliance with government regulations provide career opportunities for archaeologists.

January 08, 2010

Perspective: Sell Yourself -- Refining the Personal Statement

A career adviser offers tips on writing a critical piece of your graduate school application.

August 13, 2010

Improving Science through Animal Welfare

First trained as a biology and geology teacher, Portuguese researcher Nuno Henrique Franco looks to improve science by improving animal welfare.

May 06, 2011

Unlocking the Genome's Secrets to Long Life

Postdoc Liz Cirulli started out in plant genetics but now co-leads Duke's Centenarian Project, which aims to find gene variants that account for longevity.

March 23, 2012

Career Q&A: Myron Cohen

The infectious disease expert and recipient of Science's 2011 Breakthrough of the Year award reflects on his career and some keys to success.

November 23, 2012

Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.

January 09, 2004

Science in the Real World, Part 3: Who Wants to Work in Industry?

"Although we were both in need of a change of environment, we did not really know what to expect when we entered the corporate world. ..."

July 12, 2002

Project Management for Scientists

"You need to manage your laboratory the same way you do your science: boldly but methodically, with the right balance of purposefulness and opportunism."

January 10, 2003

Mentoring Minority Engineers and Scientists in Industry

Efforts to ensure the inclusion of underrepresented minorities are important because they are often unlikely to have spontaneous connections with colleagues that develop into coaching or mentoring relationships.

June 21, 2002

Survey of Surveys I: What Postdoc Association Surveys Tell Us About Postdoc Working Conditions

"A credible, quantitative database will serve as the foundation supporting necessary reform initiatives and as the baseline to track progress."

June 28, 2002

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 6: Cheating, Betrayal, Denial, and Lies

"Integrity and honesty are the foundations upon which scientific inquiry and discovery are built. Trust allows us to believe what others have done and to use the results of others to drive our own research."

June 28, 2002

Philosophical Foundations for Systemic Mentoring at the Timbuktu Academy

"To be systemic, mentoring has not only to be comprehensive; it must also be woven through the core activities, values, and reward systems of an organization or academic department."

November 10, 2006

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Running in Place

An honest evaluation will help you identify the work patterns and obstacles that are slowing you down.

March 08, 2002

A Window on Space

June 06, 2003

The Scientific Conference Guide (Or, How to Make the Most of Your Free Holiday)

"I was so nervous at one high-powered meeting that by the time I asked my question it came out sounding really aggressive."

July 25, 2003

Getting to Gotham

"... I slowly came to realize that it was the big puzzles in science that attracted me and that I wouldn't be content working to fill in just a piece or two."

July 04, 2003

Dr Bridgets Postdoctoral Diary

I start to panic as I realise it is now nearly the end of the week, and the majority of my to-do list is still undone.

August 23, 2002

Educated Woman: The Grad School Adventures of Micella Phoenix DeWhyse--Chapter 8: Micella Remembers She Is Female

"I don’t have time for hostile relationships, especially with my adviser."

October 08, 2004

Academic Scientists at Work: The Red Herring

"Good scientific practice with clear hypotheses--including experimental designs with solid positive and negative controls--should eliminate most errors that might send your research group down a wrong path."

August 29, 2003

Astronomers Reflect on Graduate Education

"What we were able to convey to meeting participants is that it is a time of progress and change in astronomy in Canada."