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August 04, 2006

NIH Urges Career Training and Tracking

"Programs should provide all NRSA trainees with additional professional development skills and career guidance."

December 01, 2006

It Ain't Over Till It's Over

"If [the union] is open, honest, and transparent, I think that postdocs at UCSF would welcome discussion." --Anne T. Union

February 03, 2006

A Bridge to Independence

”Nothing is more important than supporting the new investigators early. … In the press of budget adjustment, we do not jeopardize the seeds of the future.” --Elias Zerhouni

October 06, 2006

Who We Are As Scientists

“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

October 07, 2005

Happy Birthday to Us

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.

April 07, 2006

Two Problems in Need of One Solution

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.

February 03, 2012

Content Collection: Mentoring Advice

A good mentor at each career stage can greatly enhance your professional and personal achievement.

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.

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