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August 31, 2007

Training Postdocs: Communication is Key

The most important factors for ensuring a successful postdoctoral experience are honest and open communication with mentors, according to postdoc supervisors who responded to a survey carried out for Science
Careers. Here, they provide some strategies and tips for effective communication and for teaching graduates how to communicate better.

June 13, 2008

Industrial Postdocs: The Road Less Traveled

Many scientists opt for a research career in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, so why not kick-start the process by also doing a postdoc in industry? Industrial postdocs often provide higher salaries and greater access to resources than their academic counterparts. But how do you find out about available positions and whether they are a good fit for you? Will a position as a postdoctoral fellow provide you a foot in the door at a company? And what if you don't like it? Will an industrial postdoc cut you off from returning to academia?

October 31, 2008

Celtic Strength: Science in Ireland

As Ireland invests heavily in science and technology, it is gaining recognition as a global player in biotech.

August 28, 2009

The Evolving Postdoctoral Experience

"I think there is an increased awareness of the contributions postdocs make."

October 02, 2009

Innovation More Critical Than Ever

The year 2009 has been a time of change for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. With a weakened global economy and dwindling drug pipelines, many of the companies that made the list of Science's 2009 top employers are finding that maintaining innovation through collaborations and partnerships is critical to success.

February 12, 2010

Reaching Gender Equity in Science: The Importance of Role Models And Mentors

The number of women embarking on science careers has been increasing steadily during the past several decades. Although women scientists continue to be underrepresented at the faculty level, many women have established rewarding and successful careers in science—thanks in part to having had role models and mentors whose paths they could follow.

June 17, 2011

Advancing in Industry: Choosing Among Many Paths

The key to success is being flexible and open to change as well as having a collaborative spirit.