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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."

    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."

    May 12, 2006

    Analysing Corporations ... and the Cosmos

    "I still need to worry about money," says Graham Smith. The difference now is that he does not have to bring in money because of profit targets but "because of my curiosity about how the universe works. That's a very different motivation."

    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.

    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.

    June 29, 2001

    Homing in on Epilepsy

    February 19, 2014

    Seeking Alternatives to 'Alternative' Careers

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

    July 27, 2012

    Help Not Wanted

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

    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.

    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.

    April 14, 2000

    The Art of Laboratory Feng Shui: Introduction

    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.

    July 11, 2003

    Universities of the Future: Reform ... or Revolution?

    The young scientists want professional assessment centres introduced, to make the process of appointment to a professorship more transparent.

    October 01, 2004

    Show Me the Money

    "The Community of Science helps colleges and universities, research institutions, corporations, government agencies, and science societies find funding to support research and also helps them locate specific researchers."

    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.

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