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    July 07, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 4 July 2014

    Debunking Egyptian pseudoscience … lots of STEM grads … vampire squirrels with fluffy tails … problems with external motivation … Working Life

    September 10, 2010

    Mind Matters: Anxiety in the Workplace

    Everyone feels a bit nervous from time to time, and a little anxiety can improve performance -- but excessive anxiety can be disabling and derail careers.

    September 20, 2002

    The Cover Letter: Door Opener Par Excellence

    "Writing something that is powerful and yet short is the single most difficult kind of business writing."

    March 27, 1998

    It's April and I Still Don't Have a Job! The Panicked Scientist's Guide to Accelerated Job Searches

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS It'...
    July 24, 1998

    Overcoming The Bad Habits You Learned in Grad School

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS The...
    October 15, 2014

    Talking to the public about risk

    Scientists with relevant expertise have a professional responsibility to share their evidence-based insight with the public, experts say.

    November 02, 2007

    Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 1: Publication, Citation, and Impact

    You, and others, can assess and document the influence of your work by looking at the characteristics, as well as the number, of the citations.

    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.

    February 15, 2002

    Understanding the Roller-Coaster Global Biotechnology Job Market

    Analyzing the market for scientists is a tough job, much like the Indian fable of the blind men trying to describe an...
    September 10, 2004

    Starting Your Ph.D. on the Right Track

    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!

    April 15, 2015

    Charting the careers of European researchers

    The European charter and code of conduct have been around for 10 years. What have they done to improve scientists' lives?

    May 20, 2015

    Understanding the science policy landscape

    Young scientists who wish to influence government policy must become familiar with where and how policy advice is given.

    August 13, 2010

    Experimental Error Index

    Shouldn't scientists blow more things up? Introducing the first humor column about being, and becoming, a scientist.

    January 05, 2007

    Catching Some Cosmic Rays

    We are finding that we are beginning to constrain some of our understandings and exclude some possibilities.

    February 16, 2007

    Opportunities: A Day in the Life

    He knew his invention would not have the impact it could have unless he led its introduction into the commercial market.

    August 03, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 7: Tainted Love

    "Do I need to learn to rely on my own desires, the rest of the world be damned?"

    September 28, 2007

    Tooling Up: The Killer Instinct

    "Our best people foster a killer instinct."

    October 26, 2007

    Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition Chapter 10: Loyalty, Subterfuge, Manipulation, and Sabotage

    Is it ineptitude or something worse?

    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.

    July 29, 2011

    The Gray Pride Parade

    Walk through the corridors of many scientific institutions and you'll see the results of decisions made by the hiring committee of 1962.

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