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    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.

    February 22, 2013

    Regrettable Resumes, Part 2

    Our columnist continues to explore the craggy, often arbitrarily boldface landscape of the scientific resume.

    February 17, 2013

    Revisiting ACS's "Improving Graduate Education" Report

    At a session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, featured members of the ACS presidential committee on fixing graduate chemistry education, expounded on the report's recommendations.

    AAAS Meeting
    February 16, 2013

    The Social Responsibilities of Scientists

    At the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston on Thursday, Mark Frankel, the Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program at AAAS, made a case for scientists to think more deeply about their social responsibilities.

    February 15, 2013

    The Law of Reciprocity

    In almost every work environment the ability to influence others is an essential job skill.

    Boston Eve Skyline
    February 15, 2013

    Tips for Successful International Collaborations

    Setting up successful international collaborations is about leveling the field, especially when working with partners in developing countries.

    Scientist couple Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi
    February 08, 2013

    Love in the Lab

    Managing an intimate relationship at work requires awareness of potential pitfalls and a delicate balance of privacy and openness.

    Fred Stutzman
    February 01, 2013

    Freedom Isn't Free

    To help him write his dissertation, computer scientist Fred Stutzman created an app that blocks online distractions.

    Taken for Granted
    February 01, 2013

    Better Learning Through Chemistry?

    The American Chemical Society boldly and insightfully examines what's wrong with graduate education—and how to fix it.

    January 25, 2013

    Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

    The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

    Grocery Shelves
    January 18, 2013

    Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

    The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

    Patrick Canupp
    January 11, 2013

    Science on the Fast Track

    NASCAR is hiring mechanical engineers and aerodynamics scientists to shave milliseconds off lap times and push racecars to their limits.

     

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