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September 07, 2007

A Karolinska Doctoral Candidate Learns the Joys of Business Ownership, Research, and Fatherhood

"I like to move very fast and take a lot of risks compared to the traditional Swedish way."

--Mohammed Homman

October 08, 2010

Happy 15th Birthday to Us

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of our first issue, the editor of Science Careers makes a few observations and suggestions.

January 27, 2012

Your Voice: Your Passport to Authority

A more relaxed, decisive, and authoritative voice can be a definite asset in a scientific career.

February 10, 2012

Translational Research Finds a New Center

A new NIH center aims to set the national agenda on translational research, but budget constraints mean not much change for now.

March 09, 2012

Biotech Training Programs Expand Employment Options

Trainees who obtain industry-appropriate training during their graduate careers are more easily finding a diverse array of jobs throughout the life sciences industry.

April 20, 2012

Career Q&A: From Science to Fiction

Spanish pharmacologist Amàlia Lafuente has written a novel about the personal and professional conflicts faced by early-career researchers.

October 19, 2012

Resume Wisdom

To go beyond "good enough," think hard about the needs of the hiring manager and the position.

November 02, 2012

A Modest Workforce Proposal

Forgoing alarmist pronouncements, a National Academies committee makes sensible suggestions about how to address the workforce needs of the Department of Defense.

November 16, 2012

Careers in Biomaterials Science—an Overview

Scientists with an ability to work across fields can find exciting opportunities in biomaterials.

November 23, 2012

Successful Careers: A Matter of Confidence

Identifying and addressing self-confidence issues can help early-career scientists make swifter progress.

December 07, 2012

Getting Back Your Mojo

Psychologists share tips for figuring out what's sapping your enthusiasm—and how to get it back.

December 14, 2012

The Myth of the Well-Rounded Scientist

Despite what grad school admissions committees seem to believe, outside interests are good.

December 14, 2012

Administrative Hurdles Delay Ph.D. Scholarships in Spain

Many Spanish trainees have been forced to start their doctorates without financial help.

August 25, 2006

MentorDoctor: Is There an M.D./Ph.D. in My Future?

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.

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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.

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