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    August 28, 2015

    Transitioning fields between a Ph.D. and postdoc

    Switching fields midstream requires thoughtful analysis, research, and due diligence. Hear advice from researchers who have made the transition.

    August 28, 2015

    The fungi that ate my house

    Joan W. Bennett shares how she was able to pick up the pieces and revitalize her research after Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home.

    August 07, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 7 August 2015

    In the Pipeline … Golden rice retraction … Possible energy reform and research funds … Fight over Alzheimer’s data continues … Extreme field work … Working Life

    August 06, 2015

    As research teams grow, academic career prospects may shrink

    A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.

    July 31, 2015

    Grad students behaving badly

    Our esteemed columnist warns against some of the common offenses that grad students have been known to commit.

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 24, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 24 July 2015

    New institute in honor of deceased HIV/AIDS researcher ... Possible reforms for federal research regulations … Rethinking graduate education … Working Life

    July 23, 2015

    Journeying back in time with ancient DNA

    Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.

    July 21, 2015

    Another report urging reform for biomedical workforce training

    Authors offer suggestions gleaned from nine earlier reports about the issue

    July 17, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 17 July 2015

    Smart lakes … 21st Century Cures Act … Museum faces closure threat ... Psychologists enable torture ... Eye on the prize … Tough advice ... Working Life

    July 14, 2015

    Balancing career and family

    An increasing number of scientists—men and women—aim to succeed both at work and at home.

    July 08, 2015

    Taking the road less traveled

    Pursuing controversial or unconventional research ideas can carry serious professional and personal risks.

    July 07, 2015

    Harnessing computer power to understand biology

    An ability to combine computation and experimentation recently won systems biologist Sarah Teichmann an EMBO Gold Medal.

    July 02, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 3

    Once you’ve made new connections, it’s time to contact them in person and set up an informational interview.

    June 30, 2015

    Choosing your postdoc position

    Of all the decisions that academics must make during their careers, choosing a successful postdoc position is probably one of the most important.

    June 26, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 26 June 2015

    Woman named Sandia National Laboratories director … NIH might be getting a raise … Perspectives on reproducibility … New hope for National Children’s Study … Working Life

    June 26, 2015

    The globalization of universities and science in Southern China

    Institutions across Guangdong Province are expanding their scientific collaborations and recruitment efforts internationally.

    June 25, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 2

    To build your network from zero, seek new connections and offer them real value.

    June 12, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 12 June 2015

    Researcher or spy? … Russian scientists protest reforms … $28 billion spent annually on nonreproducible research … Conflicts of interest for climate change skeptic … Entrepreneurship special issue … Working Life

    June 11, 2015

    Your thesis, in 3 minutes

    If you think writing your thesis is challenging, try explaining your project to a lay audience in 180 seconds.

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