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    May 20, 2014

    Forgive Me, Scientists, for I Have Sinned

    To be a proper scientist, is it necessary to conform to the standard template?

    July 16, 2014

    Telephone Technique, Part One

    Professional-level telephone technique can get you hired.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    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.

    October 07, 2015

    A new kind of visa ‘creativity’

    Recent cases of H-1B visa abuse in academe could indicate a growing trend

    October 16, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 16 October 2015

    XX Files … Cancer funding … Sexual harassment scandal … National Brain Observatory … Working Life

    October 30, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 30 October 2015

    Australia’s chief scientist … Critical citations … New biosafety procedures … Citizen science … 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.