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January 31, 2003

Responding to Scientific Fraud

"The key question in determining responsibility is this: Did these authors have any reason to suspect the data?"

October 08, 1999

NSF Criteria

September 24, 2010

Don't Worry, I'm (Un)Professional: A Guide to Your Laboratory Colleagues

Our Experimental Error columnist asks, "Who are the people in your fume hood?"

November 12, 1999 Survey Results are In

January 04, 2002

Surveying Postdocs: A Tale from the Trenches

March 15, 2002

Undergraduate Scholarships Special

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.

January 31, 2003

Getting a Grip on Scientific Misconduct

Young aspiring scientists should also be given the opportunity, in a formalized setting, to reflect on how best to achieve and maintain an ethical research environment.

December 21, 2001

Universities Raise Their Game, But the Money Doesn't Flow

55% of researchers now work in departments of international standing, compared to 31% just 5 years ago.

June 28, 2002

Forensic Science: A Dutch and European Perspective

"Forensic science is a vibrant field of science in which emerging new techniques are swiftly applied."

June 24, 2011

Experimental Error: What Happens in the Lab Stays in the Lab

Our labs are science-based mini-societies -- so why do we run them in the same arbitrary and bureaucratic way as the rest of the world?

May 05, 2006

A Novel Look at Postdocs

"Nowadays," she continued, "people have much more freedom in their personal lives and professional choices than they did when they were sold to an apprenticeship in the old days, and yet, at the same time, they're buying into this almost feudal system in which once you dedicate a certain number of years, you are bound by the amount of time you've spent." --Allegra Goodman

July 21, 2006

Managing Knowledge Workers

Best practice calls for emphasis on relationships, collaboration, and professionalism, and for de-emphasis of formal performance measures.

June 14, 2002

Framework Programmes Evolve

"The ERC should be used to support elite centers, large technical projects, and collaborative research projects."

January 31, 2003

How Scientific Misconduct Allegations Are Best Resolved

It is ludicrous to think that PIs should have to micromanage their students to ensure they behave ethically.

March 10, 2000

Nanoscience and Technology--An Upcoming Job Market?

May 31, 2002

Fair and Respectful Collaborations Benefit All

"Strength and influence imply an obligation to use them responsibly for the betterment of all."

March 19, 2013

Making Ph.D. Programs Transparent

Well-informed students make better decisions about doctoral training and postdoctoral careers.