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    September 08, 2015

    How (not) to fail in your Ph.D. studies

    You can avoid common mistakes—if you are cognizant of them.

    September 09, 2015

    Where the jobs are

    Hidden opportunities uncovered through networking are the key to career success, a new book argues.

    September 10, 2015

    An academic 'poaching' lawsuit from a scientist who didn’t move

    North Carolina universities sued for agreement to not hire each other’s employees

    September 11, 2015

    Nice to know you

    Two collaborators share the scientific and personal benefits of conducting interdisciplinary research.

    September 11, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 11 September 2015

    Lasker award winners announced … Farm animal cloning banned … Gene editing in embryos … Puerto Rican science … The Wellcome Trust looks forward … Working Life.

    September 14, 2015

    Advising communication

    A list of best practices for the adviser-advisee relationship emphasizes the importance of effective communication.

    September 16, 2015

    Bounce back to stay in the game

    The resilience that scientists learn from conducting research should also be applied to the job search.

    August 14, 1998

    Tooling Up Index

    Since 1998, the best career advice for industry-bound scientists.

    August 28, 2015

    Transitioning fields between a Ph.D. and postdoc

    Switching fields midstream requires thoughtful analysis, research, and due diligence. Hear advice from researchers who have made the transition.

    September 18, 2015

    Effective teaching: to be an effective educator, get active

    Evidence-based teaching strategies are changing how some faculty shape their courses.

    September 18, 2015

    My trek back to science

    After completing his Ph.D. studies, Michael Marshak decided to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail to clear his mind and figure out his next career move.

    September 18, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 18 September 2015

    New FDA chief nominated ... Thomas Insel’s Google move … Animal welfare concerns … The 2015 Ig Nobel prizes ... Working Life.

    September 21, 2015

    Celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week

    This week, institutions around the United States are hosting a range of events to honor their postdoctoral scholars.

    August 13, 2010

    Experimental Error Index

    Shouldn't scientists blow more things up? Introducing the first humor column about being, and becoming, a scientist.

    September 22, 2015

    Funding woes for early-career female scientists

    Female postdocs in the Netherlands are less likely to win fellowships for independent research; in the United States, female faculty members receive less startup funding.

    September 24, 2015

    How science fairs shaped my career

    Rachel Yoho describes how participating in school science fairs helped her find her path into a research career.

    September 25, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 25 September 2015

    New Australian science minister … Managing research bureaucracy … STAP cell update … More trouble for NEON ... Working Life.

    September 28, 2015

    When funding is a costly booby trap

    Postdocs funded by National Research Service Awards subject to “payback” requirement

    September 23, 2015

    Scientists should defend, not defund, the humanities

    A crisis for the humanities is a crisis for all, our columnist argues.

    September 30, 2015

    After the bombs

    A Syrian computer scientist describes her professional life before the war and her efforts to rebuild her career and a future for her family in Europe.