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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 12, 2013

A Wake-Up Call for Postdocs

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

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.

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.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

August 15, 2013

Your Personal Marketing Plan

The key to getting hired is to define and communicate your unique value proposition.

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
July 22, 2013

Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

Taken for Granted
May 29, 2013

Some Dissenting Views on the Immigration Bill

The Senate immigration bill may enjoy the support of the president and other national leaders, but some are highly critical of its high-skill labor provisions.

May 03, 2013

A Prison Sentence for Altering Data

A British scientist is going to prison for 3 months for falsifying data.

Taken for Granted
April 26, 2013

Canada to Scrap Points System for High-Skilled Immigration

Canada is now moving toward high-skilled immigration based on employment, according to the newsmagazine Maclean’s.
 

March 25, 2013

Making the Move From Academe

In an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Donny Wong shares some key insights into how to successfully make the transition from a grad school bench to a corporate office.

March 22, 2013

In the Global Competition for Smart Minds, Germany Grows Its Catch

With good long-term funding prospects and attractive salaries, Germany has become a major contender in the global competition among nations to draw in top talent.

Trees
February 27, 2013

Content Collection: Gaining Independence

Achieving independence as a researcher is a balancing act, requiring planning, on-the-job training, and diplomacy.

Patrick Canupp
January 11, 2013

Science on the Fast Track

NASCAR is hiring mechanical engineers and aerodynamics scientists to shave milliseconds off lap times and push racecars to their limits.

 
December 28, 2012

Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

Christos Anastopoulos in front of a small-scale model of the ATLAS detector at CERN.
December 21, 2012

Breakthrough of the Year: Seekers of the Higgs Boson

Science Careers talks to three young investigators who contributed to this year's monumental discovery.

November 09, 2012

Alternative Research Metrics

Researchers are seeking faster, better ways to measure research output and impact.

October 26, 2012

Life at the Bottleneck

A social scientist discusses how career pressures affect how postdocs work and relate in the lab.

August 10, 2012

Gambling on Transformative Research

Scientists with the right skills and attitude find limited but increasing opportunities to pursue high-risk, high-reward research.

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