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    October 23, 2014

    Nothing but networking

    The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.

    December 21, 2001

    Avoid the Problem with Problem Solving

    There is a big problem with problem solving--most of the time the problem never really goes away.

    February 25, 2014

    Who's Looking at Your Data?

    When setting data-sharing policies, policymakers and others must consider their potential impact on early-career scientists.

    December 23, 2014

    Pure, stupid luck

    Sure, luck plays a role in science—but that shouldn’t mean that to succeed, you have to get lucky.

    January 23, 2004

    CVs for Postdocs Leaving Academia

    Due to the high volume of questions received, the CareerDoctor cannot answer all queries on an individual basis. Look for an answer to your question published in this column soon! Thank you!

    February 25, 2015

    How to p*ss off a scientist

    Scientists aren’t angrier than the general population, but different triggers make us mad.

    March 17, 2015

    Disability as a difference of perspective

    Ken O’Neill, who is deaf, offers advice on how to present a disability when applying for a job.

    April 01, 2015

    Junior Max Planck researchers win reforms

    Regardless of their legal status, junior researchers are professionals who should enjoy full social security benefits and employment protections.

    September 04, 2013

    'Impostors' Downshift Career Goals

    Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

    June 05, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 05 June 2015

    More on Michael LaCour … Shaw Prize winners … $15 billion for clean energy … Jens Förster further under fire … U.S. Census in trouble … Working Life.

    January 19, 2007

    Dealing With Deception

    "I think it becomes more difficult [to cheat] when the student knows what the professor knows and the professor knows what the student knows." --Adil Shamoo

    January 23, 2009

    Mind Matters: Stress, an Uninvited Lab Visitor

    Work-related stress is an insidious health hazard, especially for workers who, like scientists, take their work very seriously.

    September 25, 2009

    Serving Human Rights and Humanitarian Needs

    Three passionate scientists describe their careers dealing with human rights and humanitarian issues.

    April 16, 2010

    Conventions of Scientific Authorship

    The rules and conventions of authorship are ever-changing and rarely clear, but early-career scientists need to master them.

    November 04, 2005

    Funding Opportunities in Neuroscience

    February 05, 2003

    Listening to the Song of Senescence

    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 10, 2003

    Choosing a Thesis Lab

    "The ideal thesis mentor should be successful as a scientist, experienced as a mentor, and willing to commit the time and resources needed for you to become successful yourself."

    April 06, 2001

    Solutions for Pregnant Postdocs

    August 23, 2002

    Minorities and Foreign Nationals--A Physicist’s Perspective on the Job Market

    "The influx of foreign students has driven down starting salaries so much that a career in physics or any other science and technology field is unattractive."

    July 25, 2003

    Skin Science

    "The Skin Forum provides an ideal place to exchange ideas as well as initiating a link between academic research and industrial and clinical applications."

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