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    April 26, 2013

    Science in Wales

    The Welsh government is accelerating its efforts to create a globally competitive science and technology base.

    Tamily Weissman-Unni
    April 22, 2013

    A Turn Toward the Classroom and Home

    Tamily Weissman-Unni feels like a failure—but she's not.

    April 19, 2013

    It's Not Always the Best and Brightest

    To get hired, you have to get noticed.

    Boston College with skyline
    April 15, 2013

    Campaign Aims to Unionize Boston's Adjunct Faculty

    SEIU's Adjunct Action project is striking into one of the nation's most college-dense regions.
     

    NIH Building
    April 15, 2013

    Looking Broadly to Find the Best

    An NIH recruiting program for intramural scientists flips the job application script, seeking out talented scientists first and then figuring out where and how to employ them.

    April 12, 2013

    Opening Industry-Academic Partnerships

    Forming collaborations between academia, industry, government agencies, and private organizations can offer benefits to all parties.

    Taken for Granted
    April 11, 2013

    What Sequestration Reveals About Science

    Sequestration reveals vulnerabilities in the nation's system for funding science.

    April 10, 2013

    Interactive Peer Review: Advantages for Authors

    A more interactive peer-review process can help authors build recognition, increase their impact, and win priority for their scientific work.

    Taken for Granted
    April 05, 2013

    What 'Stapling a Green Card' Portends for STEM

    Research suggests potential gains for university STEM departments but likely losses for STEM workers.

    Fátima Al-Shahrour
    March 29, 2013

    Applying Bioinformatics to Precision Medicine

    Fátima Al-Shahrour is working to interpret the genome to help select more effective drugs for cancer patients.

    Ed Lazowska
    March 27, 2013

    "We Are the World"

    Computer science veteran Ed Lazowska argues that his field is poised to dominate careers in the sciences.

    March 25, 2013

    Making the Move From Academe

    In an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Donny Wong shares some key insights into how to successfully make the transition from a grad school bench to a corporate office.

    March 22, 2013

    In the Global Competition for Smart Minds, Germany Grows Its Catch

    With good long-term funding prospects and attractive salaries, Germany has become a major contender in the global competition among nations to draw in top talent.

    Oxford Students
    March 21, 2013

    Race Gaps at England's Elite Universities

    Investigations by The Guardian newspaper uncover disparities in the rates at which whites and minorities are admitted to competitive programs at Cambridge and Oxford universities.
     

    March 20, 2013

    Making Sense of Your Self-Assessment

    Once you've thought hard about your skills, interests, and values, it's time to narrow the range of career options you ought to consider.

    March 19, 2013

    Making Ph.D. Programs Transparent

    Well-informed students make better decisions about doctoral training and postdoctoral careers.

    March 14, 2013

    A Tragic Tale of Two Postdocs

    Pressure on scientists to produce impressive results that will bring in grants or renewals has never been greater.

    Researchers
    March 08, 2013

    Should Researchers Have More IRB Discretion?

    A report issued this month by the American Association of University Professors concludes that academic researchers should have the authority to decide whether their proposed studies require review by an institutional review board. 

    March 08, 2013

    Opportunity Knocks: But Which Door Should You Open?

    Game-changing career opportunities for postdocs are everywhere. Hear advice from the experts about how to choose your direction.

    Trees
    February 27, 2013

    Content Collection: Gaining Independence

    Achieving independence as a researcher is a balancing act, requiring planning, on-the-job training, and diplomacy.

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