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    March 23, 2015

    A new award for junior faculty

    Funded by three philanthropies, the program will be open to researchers 4 to 10 years beyond training.

    March 19, 2015

    A networking encounter

    A young scientist learns about the advantages of real-world networking.

    March 16, 2015

    You have a good mind—use it!

    Things aren’t going well for me. What should I do?

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

    February 19, 2015

    Three rules for powerful questions

    At interviews and networking events, your questions are at least as important as your answers.

    January 28, 2015

    Scientists under the microscope

    In an era when scientists are increasingly exposed, they need to be careful to distinguish between scientific criticism and personal attacks.

    January 27, 2015

    Baring it all

    Experiments to decrease secrecy in scientific research have many benefits, but investigators must also be aware of the risks.

    January 08, 2015

    The not-quite-stated, awful truth

    The National Academies’ new report details why doing a postdoc is generally a bad idea.

    December 22, 2014

    Science Careers’ Person of the Year: Shirley M. Tilghman

    The former Princeton University president has been fighting for the interests of early-career scientists for more than 20 years.

    November 20, 2014

    The road to Ebola

    For scientists conducting basic research on the Ebola virus, evolving priorities are a way of life.

    October 22, 2014

    A double dose of advice

    A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.

    October 15, 2014

    Talking to the public about risk

    Scientists with relevant expertise have a professional responsibility to share their evidence-based insight with the public, experts say.

    October 07, 2014

    Life inspires clinical applications

    His life partner’s illness led fundamental chemist David Smith to change his research focus.

    September 24, 2014

    Wanted: Collaborative life-scientists for drug discovery

    A restructuring pharmaceuticals industry is looking for life scientists who can work together across disciplines within smaller companies.

    September 17, 2014

    The 2014 Vitae conference

    Here is a roundup of higher education news from this year’s Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

    September 11, 2014

    Engineers strut their global stuff

    Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.

    August 27, 2014

    When women have it all

    A young faculty member argues that it is, indeed, possible for a woman (or a man) to ‘have it all.’

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

    A new study suggests that there is no single way to achieve success in science.

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