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November 12, 2010

Working With Industry Under a Microscope

Regulations seem to discourage academic scientists from partnering with industry, but such collaboration is essential to translational research.

June 23, 2006

Getting Lucky

As in blackjack, learning a basic strategy is the first step toward shifting the odds in your favor.

February 01, 2008

What's Ahead for Early-Career Scientists?

According to NSF statistics, doctoral scientists' median income rises with each year of experience until late middle age, peaking 25 to 29 years after the Ph.D. at just under $100,000.

Taken for Granted
October 02, 2013

Progress on Academic Lab Safety

The University of California system has taken a series of encouraging steps to make its labs safer.

August 04, 2006

Keeping Safe: Some Cautionary Tales

In all these cases, the outcome would have been better if the scientists and their colleagues had taken the time to fully appreciate the risks.

June 27, 2003

Out of the Desert

Instead of keeping a low profile and blending into her surroundings--a standard approach for new faculty--McClure immediately launched simultaneous battles to win lab space from the university and respect from her colleagues.

October 20, 2006

SCIENCE 2006: TOP EMPLOYER SURVEY: It All Starts with Science

This year's survey of top employers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries has a familiar winner but plenty of shifting among other places in the top 20. The leading companies highlight a consistent theme: the importance of strong basic science as the platform on which to build reputations and commercial success.

September 21, 2012

Annual Top Employers Survey: Stability in the Face of Change

Biopharmas that have fared well despite global economic turmoil have done so using various strategies—and by valuing and respecting the scientists who work for them.

February 11, 2011

Sharing Data in Biomedical and Clinical Research

It's not always clear how or where to share clinical data in a way that protects patients' privacy.

September 14, 2012

Must a Paper Trail Be Paper?

Most scientists continue to use tried-and-true paper lab notebooks, but electronic alternatives beckon some.

October 12, 2012

Consulting Agreements: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

A leading attorney and a serial entrepreneur explain how to avoid potholes when reviewing consulting agreements with biomedical companies.

February 18, 2000

TAKING A STAND: Ecologists on a Mission to Save the World

August 15, 2003

Chasing 100

This article comes to you through a collaboration between Next Wave and Science's aging knowledge environment,
SAGE KE. The joint venture is supported by the
AARP Andrus Foundation.

April 28, 2006

International Careers Report : Denmark - Building on Tradition

October 31, 2008

Celtic Strength: Science in Ireland

As Ireland invests heavily in science and technology, it is gaining recognition as a global player in biotech.

March 02, 2007

A "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists?

Jones believes that senior scientists have "lost a sense of accountability to the next generation insofar as all of our interests in them are self interests ... so that
our career can get advanced but not necessarily
their career."

August 03, 2007

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 7: Tainted Love

"Do I need to learn to rely on my own desires, the rest of the world be damned?"

September 07, 2007

A Karolinska Doctoral Candidate Learns the Joys of Business Ownership, Research, and Fatherhood

"I like to move very fast and take a lot of risks compared to the traditional Swedish way."

--Mohammed Homman

September 28, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Getting the Most Out of Progress Reviews

Value these moments of interaction with your supervisor. … If you are well-prepared, progress-review meetings will make a magnificent contribution to achieving your main goal, the completion of your research projects.