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    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.

    April 06, 2007

    Careers in Cancer Research: Many Paths To Choose

    Ask a cross-section of scientists how they got into cancer research, and you'll hear about a dizzying variety of routes from fields as diverse as biology, pharmacology, mathematics, and medicine. And with certain attributes — an inquiring mind, self-discipline, and a dash of ambition — it seems that there's no limit to what can be achieved.

    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.

    May 14, 2010

    Go With The Flow: A Wave of Water-Related Opportunities

    Proliferating water problems are building a wave of opportunities for scientific expertise, knowledge, and innovative solution. Here's a look at the growing pool of diverse needs

    October 01, 2010

    Closeted Discoverers: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Scientists

    Think “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” applies only to the military? This too happens in the sciences, at all levels, from academia and industry to professional societies.

    March 18, 2011

    Recovering From Postdoc Mistakes

    There are clever means and methods to remedy even the most serious of postdoc slip-ups.

    March 25, 2011

    Translating Cancer Research In The New Millennium

    With the dawn of personalized medicine, a burst of information has been brought forth that needs wrangling in order to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    September 02, 2011

    Internationalizing Japan's Scientific Landscape

    Slowly but surely it appears that the Land of the Rising Sun is emerging from its self-imposed technological isolation.

    November 04, 2011

    The Many Fields of Neuroscience: Shifting from Synapses to Society

    Neuroscience has joined forces with other disciplines, creating areas of focus that range from individual cells to social communities.

    January 13, 2012

    Wanted: B.S. and M.S. Scientists in Life Sciences Industries

    B.S.- and M.S.-level professionals are finding more and more opportunities in industry and are often considered strategically important to a company’s growth.

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