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    January 21, 2015

    Secrets to thriving in graduate school

    A postdoc offers tips on navigating the pothole-riddled road to Ph.D. glory.

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

    April 17, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 17 April 2015

    Women more likely to be hired than men … a Republican science proposal … Withholding clinical trial results is unethical, says WHO … A new Arctic research vessel … Working Life

    June 24, 2015

    Thesis adviser horror stories

    In which our esteemed columnist catalogs the miseries our bosses have been known to inflict upon their underlings

    July 31, 2015

    Grad students behaving badly

    Our esteemed columnist warns against some of the common offenses that grad students have been known to commit.

    August 28, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 28 August 2015

    Francisco Franco’s scientific legacy … Short paper titles … Funding crisis for Brazilian science … Psychology reproducibility … Cross-disciplinary collaboration … Working Life

    September 16, 2015

    Bounce back to stay in the game

    The resilience that scientists learn from conducting research should also be applied to the job search.

    January 05, 2007

    Special Feature: Particle Astrophysics Careers

    April 06, 2007

    Getting Published in Scientific Journals

    No matter how big your scientific breakthrough, it won't do your career much good if you don't publish it in a...
    April 06, 2007

    Tips for Publishing in Scientific Journals

    You increase the chances of your paper being accepted if you make the assumption that the reviewers are offering their suggestions as constructive criticism.

    August 24, 2007

    Suzanne Estes: Talking Evolution

    "Suzanne is one of the hardest working scientists I know." --Patrick Phillips

    January 04, 2008

    Research Integrity: Making the Right Choices

    Early-career scientists need to learn to hold themselves to high ethical standards.

    December 12, 2008

    Making Your Summer Research Internship a Good One

    Understanding the expectations of your supervisor and your contributions as an undergraduate will make your summer research internship all the more valuable.

    December 12, 2008

    Internships Offer Undergrads Full-Time Research Immersion

    Summer research internships offer undergraduates research experience, exposure to new fields, and a chance to build a professional network.

    March 27, 2009

    Special Feature: Not What You Thought You'd Be Doing

    A visual artist, a cartoonist, and a winemaker, all with backgrounds in science, are pursuing unexpected--yet hugely satisfying--careers.

    March 26, 2010

    A Shifting Drug Industry Means New Opportunities in Translational Research

    Despite layoffs, pharmaceutical companies are hiring researchers to strengthen their early drug-development programs.

    August 13, 2010

    Improving Science through Animal Welfare

    First trained as a biology and geology teacher, Portuguese researcher Nuno Henrique Franco looks to improve science by improving animal welfare.

    March 04, 2011

    Taken for Granted: Scarlet Letters

    Can young scientists publish without a mentor's support?

    May 06, 2011

    Unlocking the Genome's Secrets to Long Life

    Postdoc Liz Cirulli started out in plant genetics but now co-leads Duke's Centenarian Project, which aims to find gene variants that account for longevity.

    March 09, 2012

    Your Research, Their Hope

    Scientists working with patient-advocacy groups need to set legal and ethical guidelines so interactions can be mutually beneficial.