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Seek the credit you deserve—all of it—but not more.
Why did you become a scientist? … Reproducibility … Nurturing translational research … Think globally … Small satellites … Working Life.
A conference organized by students and postdocs introduces young scientists to the culture of biotech and the challenges of working in the field.
Proposed changes in how the University of Maryland classifies postdocs illustrate the pressures that lead universities to train postdocs in ever-larger numbers.
Life and Career
Developing equipment at Starbucks and earning a biochemistry Ph.D. helped Tom Schmidlin achieve his beer-brewing dreams.
Fake peer review exposed … Editor resigns over pay-to-play … Restoring faith in RIKEN … Aligning communication and incentives … Working Life
The Job Market
This exploding field offers opportunities for basic and translational research in academia and industry.
Funded by three philanthropies, the program will be open to researchers 4 to 10 years beyond training.
Primate researchers eschewing (protective) clothing … Staff-scientist award at NCI … Too many studies, a study says … NSF’s open-access policy … Working Life
A young scientist learns about the advantages of real-world networking.
Rewiring the Human Brain (Project) … Does LHC have another breakthrough in it? … Earth science is soft, Republicans say … Scientists and stem-cell hype … Working Life
The Job Market
Scientists with advanced degrees can transition to informal education—if they have the right skills.
From a specialist on teaching large classes, we present a prescription for teaching several hundred students at a time, efficiently and effectively.
When Ethan Perlstein found his academic career stymied, he took to the wilderness.
Leonard Nimoy … Burkholderia pseudomallei … Roger Pielke Jr. … NCI director intends to step down.
Issues and Perspectives
Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.
As the economy recovers, unemployment rates are falling but most salaries are falling, too.
Double-blind reviews at Nature … Climate change conflicts of interest … India’s science trainees take to the streets … Lab animals: Are they proliferating? Should they have names? … Working Life.
Scientists aren’t angrier than the general population, but different triggers make us mad.
As a training-reform effort by four scientific leaders slows, science trainees may already be voting with their feet.