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    October 20, 2015

    You can return to research after a career break

    With talent, determination, and persistence—and given the right kind of support—resuming a scientific career is possible.

    October 09, 2015

    Industry experience as a platform for academic careers

    Hear advice from scientists and engineers who have worked in private and public companies and transitioned back into academia.

    October 02, 2015

    Science and technology in Central China

    Central China is a growing hub for researchers and tech companies to launch exciting projects in science and engineering.

    September 28, 2015

    When funding is a costly booby trap

    Postdocs funded by National Research Service Awards subject to “payback” requirement

    September 09, 2015

    Where the jobs are

    Hidden opportunities uncovered through networking are the key to career success, a new book argues.

    September 04, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 4 September 2015

    PubPeer founder revealed … “One Literature” for translational medicine … Banning dangerous research is risky … Science in Iran … Working Life

    August 27, 2015

    When your work title is a working title

    Does your job title really matter? Our columnist explores what's in a name.

    August 21, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 21 August 2015

    Outrage over “pay to cite” offer … Funding chronic fatigue syndrome research … Battle over Belgian polar research station … Behind the numbers … Investigating dietary supplements … Working Life

    August 19, 2015

    Postdocs, put your best foot forward for industry jobs

    The search can be tough, but despite the competition, you can rise to the top of the pile.

    August 14, 2015

    A guide for the perplexed

    A clear-eyed new book demystifies the tenure-track job market.

    August 07, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 7 August 2015

    In the Pipeline … Golden rice retraction … Possible energy reform and research funds … Fight over Alzheimer’s data continues … Extreme field work … Working Life

    July 15, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 4

    So you’ve researched alternative career options, sent cold emails, and gone on informational interviews. What's next?

    July 10, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 10 July 2015

    Geologist released from Chinese prison … Greek scientists in limbo ... Women in science … Working Life

    July 02, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 3

    Once you’ve made new connections, it’s time to contact them in person and set up an informational interview.

    June 10, 2015

    Aligning career expectations with academic reality

    More tenured employment opportunities must be given to young scientists, but they also ought to recalibrate their career expectations, a new report says.

    June 02, 2015

    Training for synthetic biology jobs in the new bioeconomy

    Young scientists interested in helping industry harness the potential of synthetic biology must prepare now.

    April 09, 2015

    Learning to lead

    A conference organized by students and postdocs introduces young scientists to the culture of biotech and the challenges of working in the field.

    March 23, 2015

    Senate committee hears voices of STEM workers

    Under Republican leadership, a Senate committee on high-skill guest worker visas focuses on outsourcing and job losses, not the need for more high-skill workers.

    March 13, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 13 March 2015

    Rewiring the Human Brain (Project) … Does LHC have another breakthrough in it? … Earth science is soft, Republicans say … Scientists and stem-cell hype … Working Life

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

    Scientists with advanced degrees can transition to informal education—if they have the right skills.