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    September 26, 2013

    Funding Cuts Ravage Academic Laboratories

    Science funding cuts are piling up and causing layoffs; will tenure-track faculty be next?

    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.

    Stephanie McGuire
    June 24, 2013

    Stephanie McGuire

    Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.

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    May 28, 2013

    NIH's Pathway to Independence Award Aims Younger

    Eligibility for the K99/R00 "kangaroo" award will cut to 4 years post-Ph.D. to encourage postdocs to apply earlier.

    May 06, 2013

    Indre Viskontas

    This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.

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    April 15, 2013

    Looking Broadly to Find the Best

    An NIH recruiting program for intramural scientists flips the job application script, seeking out talented scientists first and then figuring out where and how to employ them.

    February 17, 2013

    Revisiting ACS's "Improving Graduate Education" Report

    At a session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, featured members of the ACS presidential committee on fixing graduate chemistry education, expounded on the report's recommendations.

    January 25, 2013

    Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

    The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

    Grocery Shelves
    January 18, 2013

    Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

    The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

    December 14, 2012

    Big Hopes, Small Changes for Biomedical Training

    In implementing the recommendations of its Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group, NIH decides to play it safe.

    December 07, 2012

    Getting Back Your Mojo

    Psychologists share tips for figuring out what's sapping your enthusiasm—and how to get it back.

    November 16, 2012

    Materials Researchers Find Opportunity in Biomedicine

    As biomedical applications emerge, materials scientists find new research opportunities but less funding.

    July 06, 2012

    Pushing Students Toward STEM

    A national STEM workforce conference suggests numerous plans to boost STEM education and training, but few to make jobs more desirable.

    June 22, 2012

    Can NIH Renovate the Biomedical Workforce?

    An NIH committee recommends overhauling training, increasing postdoc pay, and improving and expanding staff scientist positions.

    April 13, 2012

    Computational Biologists: The Next Pharma Scientists?

    Drug development companies are now hiring more computational biologists, creating an abundance of high-paying jobs.

    March 09, 2012

    Your Research, Their Hope

    Scientists working with patient-advocacy groups need to set legal and ethical guidelines so interactions can be mutually beneficial.

    February 24, 2012

    Stepping Out of Big Pharma's Shadow

    As big-pharma jobs disappear, pharma scientists are landing at start-ups, launching their own, or joining academia.

    December 23, 2011

    Breakthrough Behind the Scenes

    Kimberly Powers's epidemiological research on HIV helped set the stage for this year's Science Breakthrough of the Year.

    December 09, 2011

    Advice for Future Pharma Scientists: Start Small

    As the industry moves away from the big pharma model, drug development scientists are likely to find more and better opportunities at smaller companies, and even academic labs.

    December 02, 2011

    To Replicate or Not To Replicate?

    Graduate students need to decide whether to spend time replicating other scientists' data.

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