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November 16, 2007

Hiring in a Dysfunctional Job Market

Some innovative ways to find hidden talent in an inefficient employment market.

April 16, 2010

Tooling Up: Clear and Succinct Rules the Day

The job search is immeasurably aided by good, transparent writing.

March 11, 2011

Career Q&A: Reentering Academia - A Success Story

University of Oxford chemist Carol Robinson returned to academia after an 8-year break and went on to win the FEBS/EMBO Women in Science Award.

November 30, 2012

Time Off for Dad

Paternity leave helps fathers and mothers advance their careers; too bad it's not more common.

November 30, 2012

Robots, Fish, and Undergrads

John Long, his collaborators, and his Vassar undergraduates study fish biomechanics and behavior.

October 18, 1996

How to Write a Winning Résumé

Our columnist explains all you need to know about resumes and CVs.

August 06, 2004

Doing the Numbers

The Rand report concludes that, although adequate data and accurate assessments of labor market conditions are important for many different parties, early career and prospective scientists are especially vulnerable.

Jim Austin
July 13, 2001

Jim Austin: Unplugged

Like many of the folks here at Next Wave my professional journey has been radically nonlinear. I was a North Carolina...
September 24, 2004

Opportunities in Computer Science Research

"Something quite unique about computer science: We don't have a postdoc tradition. That's because we have historically had so many positions available in Ph.D.-granting departments and available for fresh Ph.D.s. Traditionally, when you get your Ph.D. [in computer science], you've got some place to go. There was always more demand than there was supply, and industry was soaking up half."

November 13, 1998

How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.

July 10, 1998

Interviewing Skills: What to Do When They Say "Tell Me About Yourself"

This common interview question can be dangerous if you don't know how to handle it.

August 29, 2008

Making a Scientific Impact

Kit Parker and his team of military veterans at Harvard are investigating the mechanical forces involved in traumatic brain injury.

Alan Houghton
January 11, 2013

In Person: My Boss With Stephen Hawking Disease

A protégé pays tribute to the humanity and resilience of immunologist Alan Houghton.

February 17, 2013

Revisiting ACS's "Improving Graduate Education" Report

At a session at the AAAS Annual Meeting, featured members of the ACS presidential committee on fixing graduate chemistry education, expounded on the report's recommendations.

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 17, 2013

A New NSF Competition for Improving Graduate Education

NSF empowers graduate students with small awards to help them improve their graduate programs.

February 27, 2013

NSF Announces Sequestration Plans

In response to the sequester, the National Science Foundation plans to award approximately 1000 fewer grants.

March 04, 2013

A Videocast on Industry Interviews—from NIH

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

March 12, 2013

Plagiarism Suspected in Successful NSF Grant Proposals

Plagiarism software uncovers nearly 100 cases of plagiarism in one year's successful NSF grant proposals.

Ed Lazowska
March 27, 2013

"We Are the World"

Computer science veteran Ed Lazowska argues that his field is poised to dominate careers in the sciences.