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October 12, 2007

Top Employer Survey: The Innovation Imperative

The 2007 version of Science
’s annual survey of Top Employers features a tight race for first place among three companies. It also reveals the key ingredient for all successful employers: a commitment to innovative thinking throughout the product pipeline, from the laboratory to the clinic or marketplace.

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

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.

October 17, 2003

From Bench to BMBF

How do you become the personal advisor of a science minister? One cannot plan it; one can only seize the opportunity if it presents itself.

January 16, 2004

A Recipe for Career Success

Due diligence, personal accountability, and agility.

February 20, 2009

Transferring Skills into Career Options

Tertiary academic institutions provide a setting where would-be scientists can hone cutting-edge technical skills and push theoretical boundaries.

October 23, 2009

Reaping the Benefits of a Government Job

Collectively, the US government is the largest single employer in America, filling approximately 1.6 million full-time, permanent positions; however, in reality, the US government consists of several hundred smaller employers, each of which has its own individual function and culture. As a result, the opportunities offered by government jobs are wide ranging, and the needs are diverse.

May 14, 2010

Go With The Flow: A Wave of Water-Related Opportunities

Proliferating water problems are building a wave of opportunities for scientific expertise, knowledge, and innovative solution. Here's a look at the growing pool of diverse needs

April 27, 2007

India: A New Knowledge Hot Spot

Academic institutions may offer some of the best opportunities for exchanges with India.

March 21, 2008

Public Health Goes Global

"The global health field has both been around forever and is brand-new." --Hannah Kettler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

April 17, 2009

In the Trenches: Science for Humanitarian Aid

Humanitarian relief organizations need scientists to work in regions experiencing wars or natural disasters and to support those efforts from home.

April 16, 2010

Adding Humanitarian Value to Mathematics

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

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.

May 04, 2012

Two Reports and the Worlds They Made

Why do clinical medicine and academic science—both expert labor markets—offer such different career outlooks?

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.

February 21, 2003

Encouraging Young Policy Researchers

"If we really want to have high-quality research to aid policy-making, we need to have government agencies paying for this research."

November 10, 2000

Postdocs Are Not All Created Equal--Postdoc Status, Part 1

August 03, 2001

From Ph.D. to Policy Wonk: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships

"These people have just done incredible things," says Keating. "They have so much experience ... it's a really great group of people."

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