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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.

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 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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