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April 11, 2008

The Truth About Gen Y

If millennials and their employers can manage to smooth the way, say experts, we can expect great things from Gen Y.

May 02, 2008

Taken for Granted: Lost in Space

"The NIH funding crisis is chronic, systemic, and much worse than reported." --Peter Cariani

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

Liberal Arts College Faculty: Finding the Sweet Spot

Known for small classes and a focus on undergraduate education, most such colleges also require--from their younger, newer faculty members, at least--substantial research activity.

July 11, 2008

A New Astrophysics Editor at Science

"I realized that I really love science but not spending my time just focusing on a particular aspect of it." --Maria Cruz

October 10, 2008

Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 3: Developing a Research Plan

To set your research on a clear, well-considered course, you need a thoughtfully conceived but flexible research plan.

October 31, 2008

A Virologist with Contagious Enthusiasm

French virologist Ali Saïb is getting praise for his research achievements, his science communication activities, and his efforts to attract a diversity of people to scientific careers.

January 23, 2009

A New Consulting Experience for Doctoral Students in France

A new program launched by the French government allows Ph.D. students to sell their skills to nonacademic sectors and expand their career opportunities.

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 03, 2009

Taken for Granted: The Jackpot's Consequences

As science-funding agencies begin to dispense the huge stimulus appropriation, opinions about its ultimate impact on early-career scientists are mixed.

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 19, 2009

Following in Darwin's Footsteps

Archaeologist and naturalist Jordi Serrallonga has developed an unconventional career for which research and travel are both adventures.

July 31, 2009

Independent Postdocs, Part 1: Gaining Early Autonomy

These days, postdocs need to demonstrate their independence early, which they can do by negotiating with advisers, seeking individual fellowships, or obtaining a junior-PI position.

August 07, 2009

Taken for Granted: Doing Something About the Postdoc Mess

Two new initiatives seek to prepare postdocs for off-campus careers.

November 20, 2009

Audacity, Part 3: Funding Audacious Science

What are the best strategies for funding high-risk, high-reward research?

December 11, 2009

Dealing With a Lab Leader's Death

When a principal investigator dies, it leaves behind a scientific gap, practical problems, and grieving colleagues.

January 01, 2010

A Scientist's Infectious Enthusiasm

PECASE winner Benjamin tenOever is an unconventional virologist who's working to make his discoveries clinically relevant.

January 08, 2010

Taken for Granted: A Shot at Transforming America's Energy Future

A postdoc's new company wins one the 37 coveted first-round ARPA-E grants.

January 08, 2010

Generating Science and Public Interest

Portuguese cellular biologist Mónica Bettencourt-Dias sees promoting science communication as an integral part of her job.

February 12, 2010

Careers in Food Security Span Several Disciplines

Feeding the planet's population is an urgent issue that needs a solution from scientists in many different fields.

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