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    February 03, 2012

    Content Collection: Mentoring Advice

    A good mentor at each career stage can greatly enhance your professional and personal achievement.

    February 03, 2012

    Lab Is Where the Heart Is? Trials and Tribulations of Lab Culture

    As a “home away from home” for many scientists, labs are replete with interpersonal dynamics. But PI’s can help set a positive tone.

    January 27, 2012

    Your Voice: Your Passport to Authority

    A more relaxed, decisive, and authoritative voice can be a definite asset in a scientific career.

    January 20, 2012

    Forecasting the Fit

    When starting a new job, it's important to give some thought to your working style and how it's likely to fit with your new boss.

    January 20, 2012

    Genetic Engineering on Steroids

    Synthetic biologist Ron Weiss has moved from programming computers to programming cells.

    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.

    January 06, 2012

    Academia's Crooked Money Trail

    Paula Stephan's new book looks beyond rosy press releases to uncover the harsh economic realities of the academic job market.

    January 06, 2012

    Getting Science to Those Who Need It

    A former Silicon Valley entrepreneur found his calling helping biotech-derived therapies reach those who need them most.

    December 23, 2011

    Truly Alternative Careers

    Looking for something really different? Consider a career in alchemy, Lysenkoism, diluvial geology -- or invent your own!

    December 23, 2011

    Breakthrough Behind the Scenes

    Kimberly Powers's epidemiological research on HIV helped set the stage for this year's Science Breakthrough of the Year.

    December 16, 2011

    Tooling Up: Inflection Points

    From dramatic changes arise new opportunities.

    December 09, 2011

    A Pharma Industry in Crisis

    Scientists seeking pharma careers must adapt to sweeping changes in the industry.

    December 09, 2011

    Advice for Future Pharma Scientists: Start Small

    As the industry moves away from the big pharma model, drug development scientists are likely to find more and better opportunities at smaller companies, and even academic labs.

    December 09, 2011

    Focus on China: BIG Science in a BIG Country

    In a large country with many voices, the government, the academic community, and grassroots groups all have ideas and advice for young scientists.

    December 02, 2011

    To Replicate or Not To Replicate?

    Graduate students need to decide whether to spend time replicating other scientists' data.

    December 02, 2011

    A Blueprint for Safety Action Now

    The Chemical Safety Board's report on the Texas Tech explosion is essential reading for anyone in charge of an academic lab.

    November 25, 2011

    Networking Your Way to a Job

    Biologist Mary-Rose Hoja has forged a career as a consultant in strategic networking, social media, and mingling.

    November 18, 2011

    A Mycologist Reaps the (Glowing) Fruit of His Labor

    Patrick Hickey’s career has grown in a way as unpredictable as the organisms he cultivates.

    November 11, 2011

    NASA's Planetary Protection Officer

    Cassie Conley's job is, among other challenges, to protect Earth from the scum of the universe -- especially the pond scum.

    November 11, 2011

    Building a New Niche Network

    Scientists studying the physics of living systems utilize an NSF initiative to expand their network and make it easier to find jobs.

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