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    September 02, 2011

    A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology

    Justin Siegel rationally engineered unnatural enzymes partly thanks to technology his dad helped develop.

    January 20, 2012

    Genetic Engineering on Steroids

    Synthetic biologist Ron Weiss has moved from programming computers to programming cells.

    December 14, 2012

    The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

    Despite what grad school admissions committees seem to believe, outside interests are good.

    November 16, 2012

    Careers in Biomaterials Science—an Overview

    Scientists with an ability to work across fields can find exciting opportunities in biomaterials.

    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.

    October 06, 2014

    Retail, food service most common jobs for new U.K. bio majors

    In the United Kingdom, 21.9% of graduates with first degrees in biology took jobs in the “retail, catering, waiting and bar staff” sector.

    April 18, 2014

    STEM Ph.D. Workforce, Unemployment Surges

    Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.

    October 22, 2014

    A double dose of advice

    A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.

    June 25, 2014

    What’s Your Science Degree Worth?

    Yes, a new study says, going to college does make financial sense—especially if you major in a STEM field (or business).

    August 06, 2013

    Career Lessons From Lindau

    Three young scientists tell Science Careers how their experiences at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting influenced their research and career.

    February 27, 2014

    Magnetic Fields, or, The Minor Matter of Your Major

    Before we even know what the different science disciplines truly involve, we're expected to choose a field we'll pursue for the rest of our lives.

    October 28, 2013

    In India, Abundant Opportunities

    India's academic job market is vibrant for Indian nationals returning from training abroad.

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    August 27, 2013

    The Agony and Ecstasy of Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

    Collaborating with peers outside your field can be rewarding and career-boosting—but it can also make you an outsider in your own field.

    April 21, 2014

    Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

    A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.

    November 12, 2013

    Varvara Trachana: Surviving the Science Crisis in Greece

    Like some 750 other Greek scientists, Varvara Trachana has a faculty position—but no salary and no money to start up her lab.

    March 13, 2014

    Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

    Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

    July 12, 2013

    The Benefits of a Doubt

    Doubt and uncertainty can be uncomfortable, writes Niamh Connolly, but they have the potential to lead to better science.

    July 24, 2013

    Want to Be a Professor? Choose Math

    Compared to other fields, mathematics looks like a healthy career path, with few people stuck in the postdoc holding pattern and many ending up in the jobs they trained for.

    November 05, 2013

    In India, Rising Resources, Realistic Expectations

    For Indian scientists returning home after training in the West, things have never been better, but getting research done in India is no picnic.

    Taken for Granted
    November 25, 2013

    U.S. Science and Engineering Degrees Increase

    The number of bachelor's degrees in science and engineering fields is rising twice as fast as degrees in other fields, according to a new report.

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