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    February 19, 2015

    Three rules for powerful questions

    At interviews and networking events, your questions are at least as important as your answers.

    October 27, 2014

    Ask Alice: Should I join an NIH study section?

    The advantages of serving on a study section, Alice says, more than justify the substantial time commitment.

    November 10, 2014

    Ask Alice: Call me by my name

    My adviser wants me to call him by his first name! What should I do?

    January 05, 2015

    Ask Alice: Help me change my field

    I’d like to move to the United States and start working in a new field. Can you help?

    February 24, 2015

    Following up on a call for reform

    As a training-reform effort by four scientific leaders slows, science trainees may already be voting with their feet.

    February 24, 2015

    UPDATED: A scientist saint?

    French geneticist Jérôme Lejeune may have missed out on the Nobel Prize, but now he’s nominated for an even higher honor.

    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 06, 2015

    Postdocs discuss proposals for change

    A group of UCSF postdocs convenes to vet ideas to present to the university administration.

    March 09, 2015

    Ask Alice: Careers in drug science

    What nonresearch jobs are out there for a pharmaceutical science Ph.D., and how should I prepare for them?

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

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

    March 16, 2015

    You have a good mind—use it!

    Things aren’t going well for me. What should I do?

    March 10, 2015

    Into the wild

    When Ethan Perlstein found his academic career stymied, he took to the wilderness.

    March 19, 2015

    A networking encounter

    A young scientist learns about the advantages of real-world networking.

    March 23, 2015

    A new award for junior faculty

    Funded by three philanthropies, the program will be open to researchers 4 to 10 years beyond training.

    April 02, 2015

    Activate your cancer immunotherapy career

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

    April 09, 2015

    Learning to lead

    A conference organized by students and postdocs introduces young scientists to the culture of biotech and the challenges of working in the field.

    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 16, 2015

    Your self-promotion balancing act

    Seek the credit you deserve—all of it—but not more.

    April 22, 2015

    How to present a disability during recruitment

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

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