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    November 16, 2015

    The tension between career risk and innovation

    Career incentives stop many researchers from pursuing risky projects

    November 11, 2015

    Climbing crooked ladders

    Career progression no longer follows a single vertical trajectory, our columnist explains

    November 09, 2015

    Choosing team over tenure

    A faculty member in an unconventional “team-track” position describes why she loves it, despite the challenges

    November 05, 2015

    Improving student advising

    When he was a graduate student at MIT, Carl Brozek used comments from students and administrators to create a list of best practices for the adviser-advisee relationship, and learned valuable skills during the process.

    November 03, 2015

    What kinds of science do ERC grantees do?

    A new European Research Council report offers a snapshot of the areas of frontier research it funds.

    October 22, 2015

    Female academics with partners less likely to collaborate internationally

    A partner’s job can be “a glass fence,” limiting women’s ability to work internationally, study finds

    October 21, 2015

    Why I don’t use humor in scientific presentations

    Our columnist explains why he stopped including jokes in his talks—and why he’s now trying to start again

    October 20, 2015

    You can return to research after a career break

    With talent, determination, and persistence—and given the right kind of support—resuming a scientific career is possible.

    October 14, 2015

    Passion: Your secret weapon for job search success

    Our columnist advises interviewees to express the emotions driving their career choices

    October 09, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 9 October 2015

    Nobel Prizes … Jobs for refugees … Pot problems … Gene patenting … Canadian science … Working Life

    October 07, 2015

    A new kind of visa ‘creativity’

    Recent cases of H-1B visa abuse in academe could indicate a growing trend

    October 02, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 2 October 2015

    The pope’s astronomer ... Migrants and informatics … Predatory publishers … More money for the BRAIN initiative … Beyond “publish or perish”

    October 01, 2015

    How African Americans at NASA helped remake the segregated South

    A new book explores the connection between the 1960s moonshot and the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States.

    September 28, 2015

    When funding is a costly booby trap

    Postdocs funded by National Research Service Awards subject to “payback” requirement

    September 16, 2015

    Bounce back to stay in the game

    The resilience that scientists learn from conducting research should also be applied to the job search.

    September 09, 2015

    Where the jobs are

    Hidden opportunities uncovered through networking are the key to career success, a new book argues.

    August 28, 2015

    Transitioning fields between a Ph.D. and postdoc

    Switching fields midstream requires thoughtful analysis, research, and due diligence. Hear advice from researchers who have made the transition.

    August 26, 2015

    Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says

    Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.

    August 19, 2015

    Postdocs, put your best foot forward for industry jobs

    The search can be tough, but despite the competition, you can rise to the top of the pile.

    August 13, 2015

    Writing tips for reaching the public

    Katie L. Burke, associate editor at the American Scientist, offers advice about writing for a general audience.