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    July 02, 2010

    Charting Relationships in an Unseen World

    Metagenomics research probes how complex microbial communities function, and what they can do for us.

    January 15, 2010

    Tenure-Track Jobs Remain Scarce

    Most universities continue to tightly constrain faculty hiring, but a few are taking advantage of a rich applicant pool.

    December 16, 2011

    Translating Scientific Expertise into Publishing Success

    Evelyn Jabri's career transitions are eased by pragmatic optimism and fueled by an insatiable appetite for learning.

    February 06, 2009

    Darwin's Legacy: Rich Collections, Deep Expertise

    Natural history museums have long been recognized as priceless repositories of knowledge, but in recent years they have reasserted their scientific importance.

    April 24, 2009

    Teach the Students You Have

    To teach well while minimizing pain, take a scholarly approach, make your expectations clear, and focus on measures with a high rate of return.

    April 11, 2008

    Community Colleges Fuel Science Workforce

    "For aspiring researchers, community colleges are an attractive way to begin one's scientific training."

    July 24, 2009

    Tangled Webs: Careers in Network Science

    The booming, interdisciplinary science of networks reveals hidden connections in just about everything

    June 26, 2009

    Revising Best-Laid Plans

    Tenured scientists tell stories about how they managed to restart their research careers.

    December 03, 2010

    Battling Cyber Threats

    A critical shortage of highly skilled cybersecurity technicians and engineers means wide-ranging opportunities for scientists.

    February 13, 2009

    Discouraging Days for Jobseekers

    Across the United States, scores of colleges and universities have canceled faculty job searches and imposed hiring freezes.

    May 18, 2007

    Behavioral Scientists Get Off the Trail

    Here are six examples of behavioral scientists who have stepped off the academic path into some interesting territory.

    October 31, 2008

    The Pathway to Independence Awards: Early Returns

    Pathway to Independence, NIH's new transition awards program, seems to be doing what it was designed to do: moving postdocs into faculty posts quickly.

    October 23, 2009

    Life After Rejection

    You've been denied tenure--now what?

    May 14, 2010

    Peering Inside the Social Brain

    Advances in neuroimaging technology have fueled an explosion of research -- and research careers -- exploring how the brain processes social information.

    September 14, 2012

    Must a Paper Trail Be Paper?

    Most scientists continue to use tried-and-true paper lab notebooks, but electronic alternatives beckon some.