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Daniel Goldman and friends
August 13, 2013

Border Science

Burroughs Wellcome's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface help mathematical, physical, computer, and engineering scientists establish careers studying biological problems.

September 18, 2013

Should We Ditch Journal Impact Factor?

A department chair and a bibliometrics expert discuss the use of journal impact factor to evaluate scientists and their science.

Stephanie McGuire
June 24, 2013

Stephanie McGuire

Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.

December 14, 2012

Big Hopes, Small Changes for Biomedical Training

In implementing the recommendations of its Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group, NIH decides to play it safe.

November 11, 2011

Building a New Niche Network

Scientists studying the physics of living systems utilize an NSF initiative to expand their network and make it easier to find jobs.

March 30, 2012

NPA Founders Find Success

The scientists who founded the National Postdoctoral Association 10 years ago say the experience helped their careers.

June 15, 2012

Soldiers Becoming Scientists

The Post-9/11 GI Bill and other programs are enabling some veterans to pursue careers in science.

December 23, 2011

Breakthrough Behind the Scenes

Kimberly Powers's epidemiological research on HIV helped set the stage for this year's Science Breakthrough of the Year.

January 25, 2013

Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

Daniel Gareau and Nathalie Burg
July 08, 2013

Overhauling Translational Training

An Institute of Medicine report recommends that NIH-funded translational research centers emphasize teamwork and leadership skills, deemphasize publication record.

October 28, 2011

Tips From the Top

Who better than Nobel Prize–winning scientists to offer advice for scoring science's top prize for yourself?

Fast Forward
May 10, 2013

Careers in Fast-Forward, Part 2

Institutional fellowships offer recent Ph.D.s the chance to leap right into running their own labs.

June 22, 2012

Can NIH Renovate the Biomedical Workforce?

An NIH committee recommends overhauling training, increasing postdoc pay, and improving and expanding staff scientist positions.

September 26, 2013

Funding Cuts Ravage Academic Laboratories

Science funding cuts are piling up and causing layoffs; will tenure-track faculty be next?

October 10, 2013

Three Can't-Miss Science Careers

Funding woes and competition have made finding a job difficult in many fields, but a few offer better odds.