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    November 19, 2015

    A doctor’s dilemma

    After a false start in medical school, Deniz Kirik made his way into translational research.

    November 11, 2015

    Climbing crooked ladders

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

    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 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

    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 21, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 21 August 2015

    Outrage over “pay to cite” offer … Funding chronic fatigue syndrome research … Battle over Belgian polar research station … Behind the numbers … Investigating dietary supplements … Working Life

    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.

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    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 25, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 2

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

    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 21, 2015

    Dr., No: Science career roadblocks

    Our columnist lists and describes the most common roadblocks faced by those pursuing science careers.

    May 05, 2015

    Economists: H-1B visas suppress wages

    A new study finds that adding H-1B workers affects wages negatively, profits positively, and patents not at all.

    April 24, 2015

    Academic integrity and copyright law entangled in legal case

    Entrepreneur sues former adviser for publishing paper without his name

    March 19, 2015

    A networking encounter

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