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July 13, 2007

Opportunities: The Accidental Consultant

You don’t have to leave scientific training to have an enjoyable (and lucrative) side business as a technical consultant.

November 29, 2002

The Academic Consultant: Planning Your Business

"One of the true essentials of developing an academic consulting business is determining a systematic plan for growth."

July 27, 2012

Help Not Wanted

The United States faces a severe shortage of qualified scientists—so why are there so many unemployed scientists?

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.

December 28, 2012

Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

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.

October 07, 2005

Wearing Many Hats

Now, as a faculty member and dean of health sciences at The Community and Technical College of Shepherd in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Plautz looks back at the hats she has worn and the events that have defined her professionally.

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.

May 25, 2012

Content Collection: Lab Management

New group leaders need to learn how to manage people, projects, finances, and more.

June 30, 2006

Deciding on a Career in Decision Science

"Decision science is moving quickly, and is very open ... to new methods and ideas. You can really challenge things and make contributions," says decision-making scientist Carlos Trujillo.

September 10, 1999

Grant Reviews, Part One: Introduction to the Review Process

April 09, 2013

How Interactive Peer Review Works

Science Careers looks at the pros and cons for young scientists to take part in interactive peer review processes both as authors and reviewers.
 

November 10, 2006

Mastering Your Ph.D. - Series Index

Patricia Gosling and Bart Noordam are the authors of Mastering Your Ph.D.: Survival and Success in the Doctoral Years...
May 04, 2012

Translational Volcanology

There is still a gap between modeling-based predictions and deciding when to evacuate a city.

August 10, 2007

Careers in Chemistry: Constantly Evolving Choices

Leaving the chemistry department behind doesn't have to mean leaving chemistry behind. Chemists have a broad, and broadening, range of career options to choose from, both in and out of the lab. The biggest challenge is looking beyond the more traditional roles, which represent only a fraction of the options available in this fast-growing field.

May 25, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Celebrate Your Success

It's worthwhile to throw a party every now and then. Apart from the fun involved, it is a great way to celebrate your success and acknowledge your co-workers.

January 07, 2000

Murder Most Foul: How Not to Kill a Grant Application

April 21, 2006

MentorDoctor: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

December 13, 2002

The Academic Consultant, Part 3--Conflicts of Interest

"Remember that just the mere perception of conflict, even if completely unfounded, can be just as damaging as an actual ethical breach."

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