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    December 21, 2007

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Writing Your Doctoral Thesis With Style

    Like any big undertaking, writing a thesis is easier if you break it down into smaller steps.

    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.

    February 08, 2008

    Mentoring Opposites

    Sander van Zuijlen and Hester Bijl turned their differences into strengths as they moved from student and mentor to scientific collaborators.

    May 09, 2008

    Careers in Perspective: Chemists Can Do Anything

    "Real-world experience trumps classroom learning, and future employers don't care if the experience was paid or volunteer."

    June 20, 2008

    Training in Academia--and Industry

    A CIFRE agreement "is a good way of ... doing research and keeping other doors open," says Sylvain Schwartz.

    June 27, 2008

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Better Communication With Your Supervisor

    Is poor communication with your supervisor getting in the way of your progress in the lab?

    July 25, 2008

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Defending Your Thesis With Flair

    A thesis defense is a cross between an exam and a ceremony.

    September 05, 2008

    Triggermeister

    When protons start colliding next month at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, Turkish particle physicist Bilge Demirköz will make sure physicists see what happens.

    September 12, 2008

    Your Research in the Headlines: Dealing With the Media

    Talking to journalists for the first time is often a sink-or-swim experience, but preparation can improve the odds that your scientific work is disseminated accurately to the public.

    December 05, 2008

    The Job Outlook for Physician-Scientists

    Empty training slots and ample job opportunities make the job outlook positive for physician-scientists.

    February 27, 2009

    When Ironies Make Perfect Sense

    Gina Wingood, a black Catholic woman raised in a white suburb, found love and her calling in San Francisco's ghettos talking condoms, sex, and ethnic pride.

    March 13, 2009

    Adding an Artistic Dimension to Science

    Blending a passion for the arts into a scientific career can greatly enrich both experiences.

    March 20, 2009

    Bringing Community Into Translational Research

    Translational social scientists adapt research for the people it aims to serve and carry the lessons they learn in the community back to the lab.

    April 10, 2009

    Financial Crisis Reshaping the Life Sciences Industry

    Layoffs, mergers, and company failures in the life sciences make for an extremely challenging job market.

    April 24, 2009

    Professional Service

    Institutional service may be an annoyance and a distraction, but not doing your share can hurt your career.

    May 01, 2009

    For Med Students, Research Training Opportunities Abound

    Year-out programs and research time within the medical school curriculum offer students a taste of research.

    May 22, 2009

    Academia or Industry? Finding the Right Fit

    There are restrictions and limitations on doing for-profit science, but there are also many advantages to joining industry.

    June 05, 2009

    Building a Culture of Safety

    State OSHA investigations of a fatal fire at UCLA point to changes needed to make academic labs safer.

    July 17, 2009

    A Career Revisiting Classical Biological Problems

    Nenad Ban made a name for himself by finally cracking the crystal structures of complex macromolecules.

    August 14, 2009

    Visa Delays Put Science Careers at Risk

    "Administrative review" is leaving some foreign scientists stranded overseas and others afraid to travel, putting their careers and science at risk.

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