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    March 20, 2014

    The Third Way: Becoming an Academic Entrepreneur

    Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

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

    April 02, 2015

    Activate your cancer immunotherapy career

    This exploding field offers opportunities for basic and translational research in academia and industry.

    September 04, 2013

    'Impostors' Downshift Career Goals

    Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

    April 15, 2015

    Charting the careers of European researchers

    The European charter and code of conduct have been around for 10 years. What have they done to improve scientists' lives?

    April 22, 2015

    How to present a disability during recruitment

    Scientists who approach the job search strategically can turn apparent disabilities to their advantage.

    April 24, 2015

    Academic integrity and copyright law entangled in legal case

    Entrepreneur sues former adviser for publishing paper without his name

    May 07, 2015

    Treading a different track

    Scientists with a love of teaching can find satisfaction in academia without tenure.

    May 13, 2015

    Depression afflicts almost half of STEM graduate students at UC Berkeley

    Report of survey results highlights challenges to graduate student well-being

    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.

    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 11, 2015

    Your thesis, in 3 minutes

    If you think writing your thesis is challenging, try explaining your project to a lay audience in 180 seconds.

    June 15, 2015

    Your ‘best chance’ of winning a Nobel Prize

    Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka doesn’t know what young scientists should do to win the prize, but he’s sure it’s important to be innovative and unique.

    July 06, 2015

    Biodiversity researcher becomes first female president of Mauritius

    After 25 years studying the plants of her native island, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim unexpectedly became its president.

    July 06, 2015

    HIV researcher found guilty of research misconduct sentenced to prison

    Dong Pyou Han, who already resigned from his academic position and was sanctioned by the Office of Research Integrity, was sentenced to 57 months and fined $7.2 million.

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    July 14, 2015

    Balancing career and family

    An increasing number of scientists—men and women—aim to succeed both at work and at home.

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 23, 2015

    Journeying back in time with ancient DNA

    Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.

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