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    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.

    July 27, 2015

    Proposed Chinese legislation could hamper international collaboration

    Law would require government approval and sponsors for international researchers to work in China

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 30, 2015

    The value—and risk—of activism

    Academics must manage involvement in social and political causes with care if they do not want to jeopardize their careers.

    August 06, 2015

    As research teams grow, academic career prospects may shrink

    A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.

    August 03, 2015

    Recruiting or academic poaching?

    Researchers moving to new institutions can bring prosperity to their new homes, but they can also leave damage in their wake.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    August 13, 2015

    Writing tips for reaching the public

    Katie L. Burke, associate editor at the American Scientist, offers advice about writing for a general audience.

    August 20, 2015

    Learn how to cope in grad school

    A 10-week online course aims to help graduate students toward emotional resilience.

    August 24, 2015

    U.S. National Labor Relations Board rejects student athlete unionization

    The decision may make it more difficult for graduate students at private institutions who are working to win the right to unionize.

    August 26, 2015

    Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says

    Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.

    August 31, 2015

    Teaching as a skill and a career

    Whether it is one aspect of a faculty position at a research-intensive institution or the core of an education-focused job, teaching is an important component of many scientists’ careers.

    February 09, 2007

    Bringing Remote, Intermittent Energy Sources Into Line

    "We really value equally the technical ability of the candidate and their interpersonal leadership skills." - Vlatko Vlatkovic

    May 04, 2007

    A Tunnel to Atlanta

    Working with a professor and lab mates from back home make for an easier, more congenial experience than plunging into a strictly American cultural environment.

    January 11, 2008

    In Person: A Career Home Run

    [Working in product management] was intellectually stimulating but not emotionally engaging. What did engage me was baseball statistics.

    March 21, 2008

    Ahead of Her Time

    "The key is to take advantage of whatever assets you have in your life. Get everything you possibly can out of your opportunities," says Aifantis's former high school principal, Kass Simila.

    November 27, 2009

    Careers in Climate Change Research: Feature Index

    Opportunities are expanding for natural and social scientists willing to tackle climate change.

    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.

    September 02, 2011

    A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology

    Justin Siegel rationally engineered unnatural enzymes partly thanks to technology his dad helped develop.

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