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    April 14, 2014

    An Eloquent Career Picture for Ph.D. Biologists

    An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.

    February 10, 2014

    Would You Like Working in Industry?

    An essay in Molecular Biology of the Cell describes what it's like to work as a scientist in the biotech industry.

    March 13, 2014

    A Different Kind of Experimental Model

    A clothing company uses smart women to sell its spring collection.

    June 04, 2014

    Luck, Brilliance, and Persistence

    Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.

    Taken for Granted
    June 20, 2014

    Settlement Announced in Patrick Harran Criminal Case

    After 5 years, a settlement is reached in a case in which a young chemist lost her life in a laboratory fire.

    June 01, 2012

    Doing Science While Female

    A new book looks at science careers across the stages of women's lives.

    September 05, 2013

    "The 'S' in STEM is Oversold"

    A report from College Measures shows that employers value vocational skills more than academic credentials—and that life scientists earn less than those in other scientific and technical fields.

    March 03, 2015

    The employment picture is improving for STEM majors

    As the economy recovers, unemployment rates are falling but most salaries are falling, too.

    May 21, 2014

    Training Reforms Could Boost Productivity

    In Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Shirley Tilghman argues that sensible training reforms need not reduce research productivity.

    March 04, 2011

    Taken for Granted: Scarlet Letters

    Can young scientists publish without a mentor's support?

    March 04, 2005

    Gender and Scientific Achievement: Views from the Bench

    "Before the kids, I pondered molecular biology questions while relaxing in the shower. Now, post-kids, I ponder how to stop the bickering and how to feed and clothe them. Gone are the hours of solitude for thinking."

    October 29, 2013

    In Evaluating Scientists, Emphasize Quality Over Quantity

    Women, in particular, will benefit if funding bodies and evaluation committees can improve their evaluation criteria.

    May 29, 2014

    In Japan, Seeking More Jobs for “Posudoku”

    According to The Japan News, a new policy requires Japanese universities to act to ensure good research jobs for Japanese postdocs.

    April 29, 2005

    Not Your Father's Postdoc

    "The number one thing that every postdoc needs to think about is what they want to do when they grow up." - Ida Chow, executive officer of the Society of Developmental Biology

    March 11, 2014

    How to Discourage Great Discoveries

    In an interview with King's Review, Sydney Brenner delivers a scathing critique of how the United States manages its early-career scientists.

    Taken for Granted
    November 25, 2013

    U.S. Science and Engineering Degrees Increase

    The number of bachelor's degrees in science and engineering fields is rising twice as fast as degrees in other fields, according to a new report.

    March 07, 2008

    Mastering the Job Market

    Professional science master's degrees, like the Master of Business Administration degree on which they are modeled, are designed as terminal credentials for people seeking science-based careers outside of academe.

    March 05, 2010

    Taken for Granted: Labor Unions and Postdoc Disputes

    His life in tatters, one former UMass postdoc sues his college and his adviser as postdocs on three UMass campuses unionize.

    July 02, 2004

    The Incredible Shrinking Tenure Track

    "Key to the problematic status of most non-tenure-track scientists is universities' widespread refusal to allow them to apply for their own research funding, the
    sine qua non of scientific credibility."

    December 09, 2005

    What's Wrong With American Science?

    "Flooding the market with additional workers ... is going to make engineering even less attractive as a field than it already is. ... The smart ones will be even more likely to opt for a career in law, medicine, or management." --Tom Cross