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    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 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 29, 2015

    Leaving science for science writing

    At The Open Notebook, Julia Rosen describes her transition via a lovely metaphor.

    June 25, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 2

    To build your network from zero, seek new connections and offer them real value.

    June 23, 2015

    What happens after a retraction?

    Retractions, whether for honest error or misconduct, diminish future citations to researchers’ old papers by 10% to 20%, a study says.

    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 15, 2015

    Your ‘best chance’ of winning a Nobel Prize

    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.

    June 11, 2015

    Your thesis, in 3 minutes

    If you think writing your thesis is challenging, try explaining your project to a lay audience in 180 seconds.

    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 08, 2015

    The health of those who study health

    The physical and mental well-being of academic biomedical researchers should not be neglected.

    June 03, 2015

    A different kind of postdoc experience

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

    May 20, 2015

    Understanding the science policy landscape

    Young scientists who wish to influence government policy must become familiar with where and how policy advice is given.

    May 12, 2015

    Advice to a young scientist

    In spite of the pressure to succeed, young scientists must never lose sight of why they do science in the first place.

    May 07, 2015

    Treading a different track

    Scientists with a love of teaching can find satisfaction in academia without tenure.

    May 06, 2015

    Dear Dr. Neufeld

    Every day, professors receive e-mails from students seeking graduate positions in their labs. Most are badly written. Here’s how to write a good one.

    April 15, 2015

    Charting the careers of European researchers

    The European charter and code of conduct have been around for 10 years. What have they done to improve scientists' lives?

    April 14, 2015

    You are ready for your close-up

    How to join the online science video movement

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