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    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.

     
    Taken for Granted
    January 04, 2013

    Bordering on Confusion

    High-skill immigration reform is more complicated and contentious than it looks, an expert conference shows.

    December 28, 2012

    Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

    The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

    Christos Anastopoulos in front of a small-scale model of the ATLAS detector at CERN.
    December 21, 2012

    Breakthrough of the Year: Seekers of the Higgs Boson

    Science Careers talks to three young investigators who contributed to this year's monumental discovery.

    December 14, 2012

    Big Hopes, Small Changes for Biomedical Training

    In implementing the recommendations of its Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group, NIH decides to play it safe.

    December 14, 2012

    The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

    Despite what grad school admissions committees seem to believe, outside interests are good.

    December 07, 2012

    Getting Back Your Mojo

    Psychologists share tips for figuring out what's sapping your enthusiasm—and how to get it back.

    November 23, 2012

    Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

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

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