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    November 13, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 13 November 2015

    Research risk and reward … European Scientific Advice Mechanism … Dance Your Ph.D. … Chinese-American scientists in the cross hairs … Working Life

    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

    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 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

    Science and technology in Central China

    Central China is a growing hub for researchers and tech companies to launch exciting projects in science and engineering.

    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 10, 2015

    An academic 'poaching' lawsuit from a scientist who didn’t move

    North Carolina universities sued for agreement to not hire each other’s employees

    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 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    August 06, 2015

    As research teams grow, academic career prospects may shrink

    A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.

    July 15, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 4

    So you’ve researched alternative career options, sent cold emails, and gone on informational interviews. What's next?

    July 02, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 3

    Once you’ve made new connections, it’s time to contact them in person and set up an informational interview.

    June 30, 2015

    Choosing your postdoc position

    Of all the decisions that academics must make during their careers, choosing a successful postdoc position is probably one of the most important.

    June 26, 2015

    The globalization of universities and science in Southern China

    Institutions across Guangdong Province are expanding their scientific collaborations and recruitment efforts internationally.

    June 18, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee: Take action on your career

    The first in a four-article series about the Active Career Exploration plan for career development

    June 10, 2015

    Aligning career expectations with academic reality

    More tenured employment opportunities must be given to young scientists, but they also ought to recalibrate their career expectations, a new report says.

    June 03, 2015

    A different kind of postdoc experience

    Postdocs in industry explore opportunities that aren’t available in academe.

    May 26, 2015

    Report: U.K. postdocs need more skills

    U.K. scientists—especially postdocs—lack interdisciplinary, statistical, and computational skills that are needed within the U.K. biology and bioscience community, a report says.