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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.

    May 11, 2015

    What well-dressed riffraff are wearing this season

    Future of Research is selling T-shirts, with proceeds going to operating costs for the organization’s 2015 Boston meeting.

    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 07, 2015

    Eroding benefits for UMD postdocs? [REVISED]

    Proposed changes in how the University of Maryland classifies postdocs illustrate the pressures that lead universities to train postdocs in ever-larger numbers.

    May 05, 2015

    A broader focus on academic lab safety

    A new task force aims to improve lab safety at hundreds of universities.

    July 08, 2015

    Taking the road less traveled

    Pursuing controversial or unconventional research ideas can carry serious professional and personal risks.

    September 03, 2015

    Men have a greater tendency to cite themselves, study says

    A recent study suggests that men are substantially more likely to blow their own horns than women, with potential career consequences.

    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.