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    December 23, 2005

    The Evolution of Butterfly Vision

    Briscoe believes that evolutionary biology is an important--and growing--discipline that will continue to offer a range of career opportunities.

    July 19, 2002

    Club Biotech: How Students Can Make a Difference

    "The club's development was very often a thrilling trial-and-error evolutionary approach, as no one involved in it had ever done anything similar before."

    June 13, 2008

    Industrial Postdocs: The Road Less Traveled

    Many scientists opt for a research career in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, so why not kick-start the process by also doing a postdoc in industry? Industrial postdocs often provide higher salaries and greater access to resources than their academic counterparts. But how do you find out about available positions and whether they are a good fit for you? Will a position as a postdoctoral fellow provide you a foot in the door at a company? And what if you don't like it? Will an industrial postdoc cut you off from returning to academia?

    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.

    Grocery Shelves
    January 18, 2013

    Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

    The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

    January 25, 2013

    Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

    The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

    Scientist couple Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi
    February 08, 2013

    Love in the Lab

    Managing an intimate relationship at work requires awareness of potential pitfalls and a delicate balance of privacy and openness.

    Michael Teitelbaum
    February 11, 2013

    House Committee Debates High-Skill Immigration

    The House Judiciary Committee invited experts to discuss the effects of high-skill immigration on the U.S. workforce, but there was little talk about what employers actually need.

    February 20, 2013

    Improving the Pipeline Into Science for Minorities

    Experts discussed how mentoring differs for minorities and how it can be tweaked to ensure that scientists don't hit a "mentoring glass ceiling."

    Icy river/Boston
    February 25, 2013

    Success Factors in Transformative Research

    One of the last sessions at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting looked at transformative research and the factors that facilitate it—or don't.

    Taken for Granted
    March 01, 2013

    Live From D.C., It's High-Skill Immigration Reform!

    Recent political pronouncements would be laughable if they weren't potentially so harmful.

    Graph
    March 05, 2013

    Plodding Progress for Women, Minorities in Science

    A recent NSF report finds that efforts to improve the representation of women, minorities, and people with disabilities in science and engineering are slow going.

    Fátima Al-Shahrour
    March 29, 2013

    Applying Bioinformatics to Precision Medicine

    Fátima Al-Shahrour is working to interpret the genome to help select more effective drugs for cancer patients.

    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.
     

    April 10, 2013

    Interactive Peer Review: Advantages for Authors

    A more interactive peer-review process can help authors build recognition, increase their impact, and win priority for their scientific work.

    Milena Mendez and Fenix
    April 12, 2013

    Sniffing out Dermatemys

    With her border collie's help, a young scientist studies an endangered turtle and works to improve education in a Guatemalan village.

    April 12, 2013

    Interactive Peer Review: For Authors, Potential Downsides

    There are risks and difficulties in interactive peer review.

    Alternative Certification Programs
    April 19, 2013

    A Downstream Pathway into Teaching

    Scientists with a passion for pedagogy are turning to alternative certification programs to facilitate a transition into the classroom.

    She Figures
    April 16, 2013

    Gender Equality in European Research

    While there are signs that the gender gap in science is closing, more needs to be done at policy level.

    April 17, 2013

    Interactive Peer Review: What’s In It for Reviewers?

    Scientists taking part in an open peer-review process can get more recognition and an opportunity to weigh in.

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