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    October 24, 2008

    A Toilet Technologist

    Jim McHale is a Ph.D. chemist with a postdoc from Princeton University who found a rewarding career designing toilets.

    December 05, 2008

    Taken for Granted: Can Early-Career Scientists Believe in Change?

    Postdocs' prospects are dimmed by the new Administration's many competing priorities and a lack of understanding at the highest levels of the scientific work-force glut.

    January 09, 2009

    Opportunities: Career Advantages of Collaboration

    These days, the scientific value of collaboration is widely acknowledged, but the career advantages are rarely mentioned.

    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.

    December 04, 2009

    Mind Matters: In Defense of Downtime

    Working longer hours doesn't necessarily mean getting more done.

    May 14, 2010

    In Person: Studying the Implications of New Medical Technologies

    People with scientific training are needed to explore ethical, legal, and social issues involved in bringing science into the clinic.

    June 11, 2010

    Audacity, Part 5: Rejection and Ridicule

    The deeper your idea cuts into the heart of a field, the more your peers are likely to challenge you, and only time will reveal whether your work is transformative, incremental, or wrong.

    August 20, 2010

    Tooling Up: A Job-Search Plan for the Person Without One (Part One)

    A successful job search involves more than posting your resumé on the Web. Here are some pointers for honing your job-seeking skills.

    August 27, 2010

    Experimental Error: All That Glitters Is All We Remember

    Why are we most fascinated by the irrelevant aspects of science?

    February 04, 2011

    Falling Off the Ladder: How Not to Succeed in Academia

    Kathy Weston reflects on how she went from being an idealistic young scientist to jumping out of academia before she was pushed.

    February 18, 2011

    Seeing Is Believing

    Trained as a chemical engineer, Jonathan Heras has moved on to become a professional science illustrator and animator.

    March 11, 2011

    Career Q&A: Reentering Academia - A Success Story

    University of Oxford chemist Carol Robinson returned to academia after an 8-year break and went on to win the FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award.

    April 29, 2011

    A Twin Career Story

    Identical twin brothers Alan and Steven Davy are pursuing similar research interests while also seeking to differentiate their work.

    May 27, 2011

    Focus on Aging: Understanding Brain Plasticity

    Neuroscientist Sara Burke investigates how aging affects the plasticity of neuronal networks and, ultimately, behavior.

    July 15, 2011

    Tooling Up: Words With Punch

    In a variety of job-seeking contexts, the right choice of words can make a big difference.

    August 05, 2011

    Taken for Granted: Everything Money Can Buy

    The vast wealth of the oil-rich Arab states is creating opportunities for scientists who can stand the heat.

    August 12, 2011

    Content Collection: International Mobility

    A roundup of Science Careers articles exploring international research experiences and what makes them successful.

    October 07, 2011

    Content Collection: Science Writing and Editing

    A collection of the best Science Careers articles on this popular career path for scientists.

    October 14, 2011

    In Person: A Career in Biotech Patent Law

    A patent attorney and former immunologist examines his career transition and offers advice to scientists interested in a career in patent law.

    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?