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November 11, 2013

Why I Do Science

The euphoria of discovery and the knowledge that your discoveries may help someone provide sufficient motivation to keep pushing forward.

November 07, 2013

Luca Cardelli: Bridging Industry and Academia

A Microsoft Research scientist explains how his career came to bridge computer science and biology and, now, industry and academia.

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
October 31, 2013

Attention Must Be Paid

As the tenure track shrinks, more and more teaching—including in STEM fields—is done by "off-track," low-paid, contingent faculty.

October 28, 2013

In India, Abundant Opportunities

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

October 18, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 18 October 2013

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

October 17, 2013

Customize a Job-Magnet CV

Like your cover letter, your industry CV should be customized for every job you apply for.

October 16, 2013

Finding Nirvana: Paths to Becoming a Physician-Scientist

It takes a long time to become a physician-scientist, but once you've arrived the career is very rewarding.

October 11, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 11 October 2013

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

October 10, 2013

Three Can't-Miss Science Careers

Funding woes and competition have made finding a job difficult in many fields, but a few offer better odds.

October 09, 2013

Shadowboxing

An unorthodox teacher—of German literature—inspired François Mayer to pursue a career in science.

October 04, 2013

Your Data, Warts and All

Early-career scientists need to balance career imperatives against the need for complete and transparent reporting.

September 26, 2013

Funding Cuts Ravage Academic Laboratories

Science funding cuts are piling up and causing layoffs; will tenure-track faculty be next?

September 20, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 20 September 2013

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

September 18, 2013

Should We Ditch Journal Impact Factor?

A department chair and a bibliometrics expert discuss the use of journal impact factor to evaluate scientists and their science.

September 17, 2013

Leadership Tips for Women

Participants in EMBO's first management course for women share the lessons they learned.

September 13, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 13 September 2013

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

September 11, 2013

Can I Get a Ph.D. in Collaboration?

Science needs scientists who occupy the spaces between fields, to complement and bring together disciplinary experts.

September 09, 2013

Exploring (and Creating) Opportunities

Mike Herd, a self-educated petroleum engineer, is now the head of a technology incubator.

September 03, 2013

Beyond CVs and Impact Factors: An Employer's Manifesto

There's a lot of talk about finding better ways to hire academic scientists. One department is doing more than talk.

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