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July 03, 2014

A Giant Leap

Jack Kittinger explains why he took the giant leap away from academic research to become the director of a conservation program.

April 20, 2007

Mind Matters: Culture Shock

The challenges are both logistical and emotional, and if training and productivity are compromised, scientific careers can be derailed.

June 29, 2007

Mind Matters: Working Space

The trouble is that if you start off without much space, your ability to produce good science is seriously compromised.

August 24, 2007

Mind Matters: The Complex Biochemistry of Laboratory Friendships

"Friendships and work relationships have different social norms, and workplace friendships are fraught with fragility and ambiguity," says organizational psychologist Rachel Morrison.

November 09, 2007

Mind Matters: Laughter in the Lab

"Laughter is highly relevant to scientific inquiry because it creates a safe and playful atmosphere for intellectual development." --David Sloan Wilson

December 07, 2007

Feature Index: Work and Life in the Balance

December 07, 2007

Work-Life in Industry: Thinking Outside the 9-to-5 box

"When you have happy employees that know that you care about them, they're more loyal and work hard to show you that they can make things work." --Donna Davila

December 07, 2007

Reclaiming Life From Work

How should you spend your time if your goal is to be a successful, well-rounded, happy person?

December 07, 2007

Part-Time Science in Perspective

"I have no doubt that I would have more published papers if I didn't have my family, but I wouldn't be as happy as I am now, by any stretch." --Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Boston University

July 25, 2008

Mind Matters: Get Moving

If your supervisor expects everyone to be on deck all day, make the case that a brief respite to recharge your batteries will benefit both you and the laboratory.

January 02, 2009

In Person: Eggheads and Cheeseheads

After 30 years split evenly between the Ivy League and the Big Ten, a researcher and administrator reflects on the differences in institutional culture.

January 23, 2009

Mind Matters: Stress, an Uninvited Lab Visitor

Work-related stress is an insidious health hazard, especially for workers who, like scientists, take their work very seriously.

January 30, 2009

Women M.D.-Ph.D.s: Life in the Trenches

Established and early-career physician-scientists say it's time to focus on solutions, not problems, to advance women in academic medicine.

January 30, 2009

Perspective: Ensuring Retention of Women in Physician-Scientist Training

More women than men drop out before completing M.D.-Ph.D. programs. Why?

February 20, 2009

Testimony of a Young Christian Scientist

Recently nominated as the best young scientist in Hungary, chemistry Ph.D. student Imre Miklós Szilágyi has been striving to succeed with the desire to glorify God.

March 13, 2009

Adding an Artistic Dimension to Science

Blending a passion for the arts into a scientific career can greatly enrich both experiences.

March 27, 2009

Special Feature: Not What You Thought You'd Be Doing

A visual artist, a cartoonist, and a winemaker, all with backgrounds in science, are pursuing unexpected--yet hugely satisfying--careers.

March 27, 2009

The Itinerant Artist

Trained as a biologist, Angelo Vermeulen eventually reconciled his talent for the arts with his scientific curiosity.

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.

May 01, 2009

The Burning Question of Laboratory Safety

In the wake of a lab worker's death, experts warn that many academic labs are unsafe.