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July 12, 2002

Pursuing a Graduate Degree in Mathematics

"Throughout my undergraduate and graduate experiences in research and extracurricular activities, I have acquired the knowledge for graduate school and research fundamentals."

February 14, 2003

Between the Bundestag and Biomedicine

"The rule of thumb is: Knowledge is an absolute necessity, but it is not everything."

May 23, 2003

Raising the Profile of European Research

"Of course I must be loyal to my institution but I do not see this as a constraint. I am convinced European research is more effective when carried out or co-ordinated at the European level."

July 09, 2004

Adopting Orphan Diseases

"Assuming they're not medically trained, I'd say don't be frightened of getting in touch with humans. They can be quite nice, really." --Iain McIntosh

January 22, 2003

Endless Drive

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.

October 19, 2001

Career Opportunities for PhDs in Singapore

While there are good reasons for some to stay on to pursue R&D in academia, industry offers equally or even more exciting careers.

July 29, 2005

Training and Transitions

Despite a smattering of specialized coursework, company and university officials admit that the traditional science degree isn't focused on the skills that employers really look for.

March 28, 2003

A Story of Ones and Twos

"Sensible couples should sit down and talk about it in the same way that they talk about whether they want to have children," said McNeil, who is married to a physicist herself. "It's equally critical to their lives."

April 21, 2006

Careers in Aging Research: Ethnic and Minority Implications

October 13, 2006

Faculty Positions: Transferring Technology

Intellectual property and technology transfer play important roles in today’s science. A scientist’s career can change dramatically through patents, which can spawn companies or funds for research. Moreover, some scientists create exciting careers by moving from the bench to a technology transfer office in academics, government, or industry.

November 23, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Countdown to Your Thesis Defence

The last year of your Ph.D. is distinctly different from the ones that have come before it, because you'll focus primarily on transforming your hard work into thesis chapters.

June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

September 12, 2013

A Wake-Up Call for Postdocs

Despite some progress, a report says, postdocs need to take more responsibility for their careers.

July 30, 2010

Feeding your Research into the Policy Debate

Early-career scientists who want their research to inform policymaking need to learn how to navigate the public arena and communicate effectively.

September 30, 2011

Are African Americans Surging in Computer Science?

A report suggests a big jump in Black/African-American enrollment in computer science graduate programs.

October 07, 2011

Competitive-Intelligence Analysts: Vignettes

Cyrus Arman Martha Matteo Natalya Nikitina Cyrus Arman, Strategy Consultant, Deallus Group in Los...
October 26, 2012

A Cure for Listlessness

Our columnist lists the top N of everything in science careers, where N=fun.

May 02, 2003

Selling Science to Policy-Makers

I've learned that when starting and moving through a career, it is critical to remain flexible and open to all opportunities and challenges, to stay curious and confident, to explore new ideas and areas, and to continually create and nurture networks with colleagues and mentors in related fields.

August 15, 2003

Insider Views: Catalyzing Your Research Career, Part 2

"For new students, bachelors, masters, and PhDs alike, these programs and proposals offer great challenges. They will be the people really shaping a more sustainable future for our society."