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    September 03, 2014

    The Science Careers guide to consulting careers for Ph.D. scientists

    Here’s everything you need to know to get started in one of the few nontraditional careers Ph.D. scientists can pursue without additional training.

    April 21, 2014

    Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

    A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.

    December 10, 2013

    Rent-a-Scientist Spreading?

    According to a source quoted in Chemical & Engineering News, about half of researchers retained by the pharmaceutical industry in the next 2 years are likely to be temps.

    February 19, 2014

    Seeking Alternatives to 'Alternative' Careers

    As NIH embraces "research-related" careers, some of them are filling up.

    March 04, 2014

    Careers in Statistics Evolve and Expand

    The emergence of data science has statisticians hopping.

    February 21, 2014

    Learning to Lead a Lab

    Lab management courses can help new and aspiring principal investigators learn to manage people, projects, and budgets.

    August 05, 2013

    Study Examines Which Faculty Members Retire—and Which Don’t

    The faculty members who hang on to their jobs, apparently, have smaller pensions and nothing else to do.

    Taken for Granted
    September 24, 2013

    Academia's Money Troubles

    According to a report, about a third of academic institutions are on precarious financial footing.

    June 17, 2013

    Making Evidence-Based Career Decisions

    myIDP helps you cut through hearsay and conjecture and base your career choices on solid data and professional experience.

    Taken for Granted
    December 06, 2013

    The Gift of Good Advice

    A new book aims to help young academics, in the sciences and other fields, navigate academia's rough terrain.

    Taken for Granted
    February 12, 2014

    Defending Oneself from "Product Defense"

    An article in The New Yorker describes an endocrinologist's battle against a company's attempts to discredit his science.

    September 24, 2013

    Narrowing the Choices: What Career Path is Right for You?

    To get the best possible start on your career, do your research, make a decision, and see where it takes you.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    October 14, 2014

    Overqualified or underqualified?

    Scientists with Ph.D.s are finding themselves overqualified for certain jobs—but also lacking important skills for others.

    Xuguang Chen
    July 30, 2013

    Yes, I'm That Kind of Doctor

    By going to medical school, Ph.D. scientists hope to improve people's lives more directly.

    September 16, 2013

    Excessive Supply, Uncertain Demand

    Attendees of a National Academy of Sciences meeting had a more radical take than NIH on what needs to be done to improve scientific training.

    June 24, 2014

    Dual-Career Couples at ESOF

    In Europe, attitudes toward dual-career couples are different than in the United States, so plan accordingly.

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    June 21, 2013

    Changing Career Advice

    As careers in science become more globalized and competitive, advice for job-seekers needs to keep up with the times.

    December 04, 2013

    Give Science Some Slack

    Science and society are paying a high price for the intense pressure that scientists are under.

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