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By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.
An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.
A data visualization tool from the U.S. Census Bureau connects college majors to the occupational groups they populate.
An essay in Molecular Biology of the Cell describes what it's like to work as a scientist in the biotech industry.
A clothing company uses smart women to sell its spring collection.
A graduate student and a Twitter software engineer team up to write an article showing that on average, elite labs run by men are not women-friendly.
STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.
Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.
Issues and Perspectives
Philipp Keller is singularly focused on improving quantitative microscopy techniques, no matter where that takes him.
Science needs scientists who occupy the spaces between fields, to complement and bring together disciplinary experts.
Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.
A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.
Three young scientists tell Science Careers how their experiences at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting influenced their research and career.
The Job Market
Life and Career
Yes, it is possible to have a satisfying career focused mainly on college teaching.
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.
The Job Market
A report from College Measures shows that employers value vocational skills more than academic credentials—and that life scientists earn less than those in other scientific and technical fields.
As the economy recovers, unemployment rates are falling but most salaries are falling, too.
At mid-level institutions in India, researchers learn to thrive with limited funding and other resources.
In Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Shirley Tilghman argues that sensible training reforms need not reduce research productivity.
I don’t want to teach, and I no longer love research. Should I quit my Ph.D. program?