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Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.
Issues and Perspectives
Life and Career
FDA medical officer Frances Oldham Kelsey averted the tragedy of thalidomide birth defects in the United States.
A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.
Pursuing controversial or unconventional research ideas can carry serious professional and personal risks.
At The Open Notebook, Julia Rosen describes her transition via a lovely metaphor.
Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka doesn’t know what young scientists should do to win the prize, but he’s sure it’s important to be innovative and unique.
Postdocs in industry explore opportunities that aren’t available in academe.
A conference sponsored by the University of Michigan attracts hundreds to discuss biomedical training reform.
A new study finds that adding H-1B workers affects wages negatively, profits positively, and patents not at all.
A widely reported study says women are preferred in faculty hiring—but it doesn’t say bias isn’t a problem at other key career points.
NIH and one of its institutes are seeking feedback on issues that encompass the future and sustainability of the biomedical research workforce.
As oil prices drop, a once red-hot employment market cools.
An analysis of a 1960s Italian experiment shows that STEM-workforce expansion can have unintended consequences.
The National Academies’ new report details why doing a postdoc is generally a bad idea.
Issues and Perspectives
The former Princeton University president has been fighting for the interests of early-career scientists for more than 20 years.
By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.
A federal judge says that tech workers can challenge a Bush-era immigration order that allows foreign STEM students to work an extra 19 months.
An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.
As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.
Networking feels “icky” when you feel like you’re exploiting other people for personal gain.