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August 27, 2013

The Agony and Ecstasy of Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

Collaborating with peers outside your field can be rewarding and career-boosting—but it can also make you an outsider in your own field.

August 29, 2013

After the LHC, the Deluge

The hundreds of grad students and postdocs working on the world's largest atom smasher are competing for a handful of jobs.

September 03, 2013

Beyond CVs and Impact Factors: An Employer's Manifesto

There's a lot of talk about finding better ways to hire academic scientists. One department is doing more than talk.

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.

September 12, 2013

A Wake-Up Call for Postdocs

Despite some progress, a report says, postdocs need to take more responsibility for their careers.

September 18, 2013

The Cover Letter: Relic or Still Relevant?

It's true that some employers don't even read cover letters, but you shouldn't miss this opportunity to personalize your application package.

Taken for Granted
September 24, 2013

Academia's Money Troubles

According to a report, about a third of academic institutions are on precarious financial footing.

September 24, 2013

Narrowing the Choices: What Career Path is Right for You?

To get the best possible start on your career, do your research, make a decision, and see where it takes you.

September 25, 2013

Rich Scientist, Poor Scientist

Adam's old grad school lab appears to have fallen victim to the same budget cuts that are killing science around the country.

Taken for Granted
October 02, 2013

Progress on Academic Lab Safety

The University of California system has taken a series of encouraging steps to make its labs safer.

October 04, 2013

Your Data, Warts and All

Early-career scientists need to balance career imperatives against the need for complete and transparent reporting.

October 23, 2013

Caught Up in Publishing

We need to find new policies and incentives that return science to a hunt for scientific truth and not for publications.

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