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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.

June 26, 2009

Revising Best-Laid Plans

Tenured scientists tell stories about how they managed to restart their research careers.

June 19, 2009

Following in Darwin's Footsteps

Archaeologist and naturalist Jordi Serrallonga has developed an unconventional career for which research and travel are both adventures.

June 12, 2009

Perspective: Speed Networking for Scientists

Speed networking can be an effective way to promote new research collaborations.

June 05, 2009

Weighty Research in Microgravity

A medical doctor and an engineering student are preparing to carry out experiments in microgravity in a student competition from the European Space Agency.

May 22, 2009

Academia or Industry? Finding the Right Fit

There are restrictions and limitations on doing for-profit science, but there are also many advantages to joining industry.

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.

April 03, 2009

Taken for Granted: The Jackpot's Consequences

As science-funding agencies begin to dispense the huge stimulus appropriation, opinions about its ultimate impact on early-career scientists are mixed.

April 03, 2009

It's Getting Easier to Be Green: Jobs in Green Science

People well versed in environmental topics, or productive in developing methods that lighten the environmental footprint, will be highly sought, key players in the development of the new economy—and well rewarded.

March 20, 2009

Bringing Community Into Translational Research

Translational social scientists adapt research for the people it aims to serve and carry the lessons they learn in the community back to the lab.

March 13, 2009

Adding an Artistic Dimension to Science

Blending a passion for the arts into a scientific career can greatly enrich both experiences.

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.

February 27, 2009

When Ironies Make Perfect Sense

Gina Wingood, a black Catholic woman raised in a white suburb, found love and her calling in San Francisco's ghettos talking condoms, sex, and ethnic pride.

February 20, 2009

Perspective: Problem Finding and the Multidisciplinary Mind

Your choice of research problem may determine the course of your career, so choose carefully.

January 30, 2009

Feet on the Ground, Head in the Sky

Spaniard Juan A. Añel has established himself quickly in atmospheric physics while still finding time for other professional activities.

January 23, 2009

A New Consulting Experience for Doctoral Students in France

A new program launched by the French government allows Ph.D. students to sell their skills to nonacademic sectors and expand their career opportunities.

January 23, 2009

Mind Matters: Stress, an Uninvited Lab Visitor

Work-related stress is an insidious health hazard, especially for workers who, like scientists, take their work very seriously.

January 16, 2009

Tooling Up: The Job Seeker's Lexicon

Job seekers need to be able to interpret the jargon used in job ads and interviews.

January 09, 2009

Archaeology for Fun and Profit

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

January 09, 2009

Opportunities: Career Advantages of Collaboration

These days, the scientific value of collaboration is widely acknowledged, but the career advantages are rarely mentioned.

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