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    April 13, 2012

    Computational Biologists: The Next Pharma Scientists?

    Drug development companies are now hiring more computational biologists, creating an abundance of high-paying jobs.

    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.

    Zebrafish Nuclei
    June 07, 2013

    A Research Career in Focus

    Philipp Keller is singularly focused on improving quantitative microscopy techniques, no matter where that takes him.
    October 26, 2012

    Teaching Postdocs to Be Professors

    An NIH program readies teaching-focused postdocs—especially minorities—for lab-and-classroom jobs.

    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.

    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.

    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 09, 2011

    Advice for Future Pharma Scientists: Start Small

    As the industry moves away from the big pharma model, drug development scientists are likely to find more and better opportunities at smaller companies, and even academic labs.

    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.

    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.

    March 30, 2012

    NPA Founders Find Success

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

    Alternative Certification Programs
    April 19, 2013

    A Downstream Pathway into Teaching

    Scientists with a passion for pedagogy are turning to alternative certification programs to facilitate a transition into the classroom.

    Michael Teitelbaum
    February 11, 2013

    House Committee Debates High-Skill Immigration

    The House Judiciary Committee invited experts to discuss the effects of high-skill immigration on the U.S. workforce, but there was little talk about what employers actually need.

    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?

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.