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    January 18, 2013

    Questions to Set Your Sails By (Part 2)

    Answering these six questions can help you choose your career path without having to make major course corrections.

    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 15, 2013

    The Law of Reciprocity

    In almost every work environment the ability to influence others is an essential job skill.

    February 16, 2013

    Panel to NIH: Do More to Reform Biomedical Training

    A panel of workforce experts at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting urged NIH to be more aggressive in fixing biomedical workforce training.

    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.

    March 04, 2013

    A Videocast on Industry Interviews—from NIH

    NIH branches out, presenting a videocast on interviewing for jobs beyond the ivory tower.

    Graph
    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.

    The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
    March 08, 2013

    Vienna Event Aims to Help Eastern Scientists Compete for European Grants

    In Vienna, Eastern and central European scientists gathered to network and learn how to be more competitive for ERC grants.

    March 15, 2013

    Human Resources Interviews

    You may be comfortable talking with scientists, but interviews with Human Resources are a different beast.

    Oxford Students
    March 21, 2013

    Race Gaps at England's Elite Universities

    Investigations by The Guardian newspaper uncover disparities in the rates at which whites and minorities are admitted to competitive programs at Cambridge and Oxford universities.
     

    Fátima Al-Shahrour
    March 29, 2013

    Applying Bioinformatics to Precision Medicine

    Fátima Al-Shahrour is working to interpret the genome to help select more effective drugs for cancer patients.

    Taken for Granted
    March 25, 2013

    Johns Hopkins Disputes Newspaper's Claims in Postdoc Story

    The university disputes the newspaper's account of a conflict involving claims of misconduct and an apparent suicide.
     

    NIH Building
    March 29, 2013

    NIH Wants Your Input on Training

    NIH is seeking feedback from the community on how best to improve graduate and postdoctoral training.

    April 03, 2013

    The End of My Rainbow

    After the blush of first love is gone, Rachel Ruhlen digs deep to find passion for her work.

    stethoscope
    April 05, 2013

    Should Scientists Consider Health Care Careers?

    While opportunities in computer science are likely to be strong in the coming years, there's another area with lots of science-related jobs: health care.

    April 08, 2013

    An Arresting Piece of Research

    Postdoc Huajun Zhao, 42, is in custody on "a single count of economic espionage," reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
     

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