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    October 21, 2011

    Content Collection: Careers at Nonprofits and NGOs

    Scientists interested in a social or humanitarian cause can find diverse research or alternative careers within nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations.

    April 16, 2010

    Adding Humanitarian Value to Mathematics

    Begoña Vitoriano Villanueva uses her mathematical skills to help humanitarian aid organizations respond to natural disasters.

    October 14, 2011

    In Person: A Career in Biotech Patent Law

    A patent attorney and former immunologist examines his career transition and offers advice to scientists interested in a career in patent law.

    September 21, 2012

    Documenting Exposure for Disease Prevention

    French epidemiologist Emilie Counil studies the health implications of environmental and workplace carcinogen exposure to help inform health policies.

    April 18, 2008

    A Matter of Policy

    "We complain that these decisions are being made in a vacuum without significant scientific or engineering input. Well, the way to fix that is for scientists and engineers to get involved in the policy process." --Joseph Helble, dean and professor, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

    July 09, 2010

    Getting to Know the Enemy

    Elena Dukhovlinova tracked transmission chains between infected individuals by looking at the genetic diversity and evolutionary relatedness of their virus populations.

    July 23, 2014

    Bringing Science to the Stage

    A Spanish couple tells how they became scientists by day and socially committed actors by night.

    September 25, 2009

    Serving Human Rights and Humanitarian Needs

    Three passionate scientists describe their careers dealing with human rights and humanitarian issues.

    October 16, 2009

    Finding Your Way Into Policy Careers in Europe

    Getting a science policy job in Europe is largely a matter of choosing a beat and finding your own way in.

    March 30, 2012

    Plant Hunters

    With many species still undiscovered, plant collecting can offer exciting opportunities for adventurous scientists -- at some cost in comfort and job security.