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July 15, 2011

Melding Talents with a Career in Bioprocessing

Bioprocessing is an expanding field encompassing any process that uses living cells or their components to obtain desired products, such as biofuels and therapeutics.

March 28, 2008

A Boost for Vaccine Research

Tremendous strides have been made in eradicating infectious disease scourges such as smallpox and polio that once killed and crippled millions; still, about 15 million deaths—or about one third of all deaths annually—result from infectious diseases worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Of those, nearly half involve children under the age of 5 years, predominantly in poorer countries. The ongoing hefty death toll, the pharmaceutical industry’s increasing interest in the research and development of vaccines, and plentiful funding from multiple sources all combine to provide a range of opportunities for postdocs and graduate students in vaccine research. The field is high growth and, perhaps more important, the fruits of this work promise to have a real impact on the health of the world’s population.

August 14, 2009

Finding a Partner for Your Ph.D.

The selection of a doctoral program: it's not quite marriage, but it's a long-term commitment that could turn into a lifetime relationship, perhaps impacting—positively or negatively—the rest of your research career.

October 26, 2007

Careers in Neuroscience: From Protons to Poetry

Neurological and psychiatric disorders affect a growing number of individuals—nearly one in five Americans in a given year and more than two billion people worldwide. Furthermore, the scope of neuroscience is vast—ranging from the most basic cellular-level research to translational medicine—and many unanswered questions remain. Interesting niche areas have emerged in neuroscience research such as neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, and neural networks. Together, these factors make neuroscience one of the more exciting and opportunity-laden fields in which to pursue a scientific career.

February 03, 2012

Lab Is Where the Heart Is? Trials and Tribulations of Lab Culture

As a “home away from home” for many scientists, labs are replete with interpersonal dynamics. But PI’s can help set a positive tone.

October 05, 2012

Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research: A Cerebral Career Choice

The need for new treatments and a better understanding of brain disorders offer researchers an abundance of career opportunities. By Emma Hitt

May 23, 2008

Packaging Yourself for Product Companies

“There are not only opportunities for scientists in R&D and operations, but also in areas such as marketing, sales, and business development. We are always looking for talent in all these sectors, and we have openings and candidates for these positions all throughout the year.”

November 07, 2008

Sprouting a Career in Regenerative Medicine

There is more to regenerative medicine than stem cells. Explore the possibilities for an exciting, and rewarding, career in this field.

June 08, 2007

Focus On Careers: North Carolina - Opportunity and Community

"It’s an exciting and lucrative area of opportunity for Ph.D.-level scientists."

October 23, 2009

Reaping the Benefits of a Government Job

Collectively, the US government is the largest single employer in America, filling approximately 1.6 million full-time, permanent positions; however, in reality, the US government consists of several hundred smaller employers, each of which has its own individual function and culture. As a result, the opportunities offered by government jobs are wide ranging, and the needs are diverse.

April 23, 2010

Mythbusting for Academics: Considering a Job in Biotech/Pharma

Although academia and industry differ in many ways, the two environments are ultimately more similar than they are different.