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July 21, 2006

Navigating ScienceCareers.org

September 28, 2012

Content Collection: Getting your Research Published

Proficiently publishing scientific articles is among the attributes that determine academic success.

December 30, 2005

Next Wave's Best of 2005

Two scientists and a baby join the faculty class of 2005 (21 October 2005).

August 03, 2007

The Curt Flood Effect

"We hear persistent reports of postdocs and other folks working on grants who are either forbidden to take maternity leave or told that if they do, they'll be fired." --Joan Williams

October 05, 2007

Making Mentoring Mandatory

"If, in the course of the day, faculty spend some time talking about their career and careers in general, it wouldn’t be something they would have to keep a note of in a logbook and say, ‘Oh, this isn’t research-related.’ ”--Joseph Ellis

January 04, 2008

Feeling the Elephant

"All the people who put the reports together have one or another of their personal needs fulfilled … but it doesn’t help the nation." - Vivek Wadhwa

April 04, 2008

Taken for Granted: Help Is on the Way (for Some)

Early-career issues for postdocs and other researchers who deserve better

May 02, 2008

Taken for Granted: Lost in Space

"The NIH funding crisis is chronic, systemic, and much worse than reported." --Peter Cariani

January 02, 2009

Taken for Granted: Brother, Can You Spare a Temporary Worker Visa?

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.

March 06, 2009

Taken for Granted: Shovel-Ready Science

How the stimulus affects the scientific labor market depends on what comes after it.

April 03, 2009

Taken for Granted: The Jackpot's Consequences

As science-funding agencies begin to dispense the huge stimulus appropriation, opinions about its ultimate impact on early-career scientists are mixed.

August 07, 2009

Taken for Granted: Doing Something About the Postdoc Mess

Two new initiatives seek to prepare postdocs for off-campus careers.

October 02, 2009

Taken for Granted: Is a New Model Needed for Breakthrough Science?

Traditional PI-centered research can't solve today's big technological problems, a lab leader asserts.

November 13, 2009

Taken for Granted: Shocked, Shocked! to Find Disappointment on Campus

A new book takes a revealing look at careers in academic science.

January 08, 2010

Taken for Granted: A Shot at Transforming America's Energy Future

A postdoc's new company wins one the 37 coveted first-round ARPA-E grants.

February 05, 2010

Taken for Granted: Where Two Issues Stand

Concern for lab safety advances -- slowly -- while University of California postdoc contract negotiations stall.

March 05, 2010

Taken for Granted: Labor Unions and Postdoc Disputes

His life in tatters, one former UMass postdoc sues his college and his adviser as postdocs on three UMass campuses unionize.

April 02, 2010

Taken for Granted: Trying to Account for Tastes

Research finds that scientists' career-related preferences are far wider than stereotypes suggest -- and that industry is likely to be an excellent choice for many.

June 04, 2010

Taken for Granted: Making a Federal Case of Young Scientists' Concerns

Two issues important to postdocs and other science trainees have been elevated recently to the federal level.

August 06, 2010

Taken for Granted: Creating Your Own Credibility

Based in Alaska, a nonprofit research institute founded and run by a group of independent researchers has permitted decades of scientific work.

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