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The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.
A roundup of Science Careers articles exploring international research experiences and what makes them successful.
Achieving independence as a researcher is a balancing act, requiring planning, on-the-job training, and diplomacy.
Recent reports on the scientific and technical workforce come to different conclusions.
The best and most popular stories of 2011, as chosen by readers and editors
It was a difficult year for careers in science but another good year for Science Careers.
"In the current environment, any increase is welcome." --Dave Moore, AAMC
GREAT is now transforming its committee on postdocs into a body that will have its own independent, university-appointed membership, elected leadership, and meetings.
"Programs should provide all NRSA trainees with additional professional development skills and career guidance."
"If [the union] is open, honest, and transparent, I think that postdocs at UCSF would welcome discussion." --Anne T. Union
“The pressure [in science] is enormous. When I was running the IBM research labs, that was one of my biggest challenges [in] sustaining quality.” --Randy Isaac
In 1995, the golden age of science had been over for about 25 years, but the implications of its end were just beginning to sink in, and they are sinking in still.
Vasquez wants "industry to step to the plate and find a way for high school teachers ... [to have] a real job in the summertime in a laboratory." Discussions with several industry leaders have thus far been encouraging, she told Next Wave.
Early-career issues for postdocs and other researchers who deserve better
In hard economic times, the controversial H-1B visa program, which lowers wages for Americans while exposing foreign scientists to the whims of employers, needs major reform.
How the stimulus affects the scientific labor market depends on what comes after it.
As science-funding agencies begin to dispense the huge stimulus appropriation, opinions about its ultimate impact on early-career scientists are mixed.
Two new initiatives seek to prepare postdocs for off-campus careers.
Traditional PI-centered research can't solve today's big technological problems, a lab leader asserts.
Concern for lab safety advances -- slowly -- while University of California postdoc contract negotiations stall.
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