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September 07, 2007

A Karolinska Doctoral Candidate Learns the Joys of Business Ownership, Research, and Fatherhood

"I like to move very fast and take a lot of risks compared to the traditional Swedish way."

--Mohammed Homman

October 19, 2007

Reality Check: U.K. Report Reveals Variety of Career Paths for Ph.D.s

"The market [for science Ph.D.s] is enormous and the options are huge." --Paul Redmond, University of Liverpool

December 14, 2007

Internships Offer Ph.D.s Early Leap Into Job Market

"It's like the television show
The Apprentice: If you see someone for 6 weeks, you are a lot more convinced that they are the right fit for your company than if they turn up for an hourlong interview." --Rebecca Dowsett, University of Nottingham

February 15, 2008

No, You're Not an Impostor

"Nobody wants to entertain the possibility that they're the only one who doesn't get it." --Justin Kruger, Stern School of Business, New York University

April 25, 2008

Young Swedish Scientist Reveals Fast-Track Career Secrets

He has demanded much from himself and his colleagues ever since he was young.

May 09, 2008

Rumors Fly Online When Jobs Are at Stake

Job-rumor sites are useful for "knowing whether a job you are hoping for has an offer out at all and whether it is to someone who has one or six other offers." --Joanne Cohn, University of California, Berkeley

June 27, 2008

Creativity and Persistence Overcome Failure

Tony Kouzarides also has a strong commitment to asking what he calls the "right questions" and an unusual willingness to bet on his instincts.

August 08, 2008

Geoscientists in High Demand in the Oil Industry

"I joined for a bit of adventure … [and the] opportunity to go all over the world." Sally Serenyi, Schlumberger

August 15, 2008

If at First You Don't Succeed, Cool Off, Revise, and Submit Again

Look at submission, revision, and resubmission "as an iterative process." --Phil Corlett, University of Cambridge

October 24, 2008

Social Networking Grows Up

New resources lend a social dimension to online research and publishing tools.

December 12, 2008

Internships Offer Undergrads Full-Time Research Immersion

Summer research internships offer undergraduates research experience, exposure to new fields, and a chance to build a professional network.

January 16, 2009

Astronomer Finds Rewards in Outreach

Cameron Hummels is one of 46 student ambassadors representing NASA during the International Year of Astronomy.

March 20, 2009

Looking Up Your Career at the Library

Science librarians are in high demand, and the job offers a mix of research, teaching, and interacting with people.

August 07, 2009

The Ups and Downs of Doing a Postdoc in Europe

Going abroad for a postdoc can involve logistical hurdles and serious effort--and offer a rewarding personal and professional experience.

January 01, 2010

Coming to America: Doing a Postdoc in the U.S.

The logistics can be intimidating, but there are rewards in going to the United States for a postdoc.

April 09, 2010

Transitioning from Researcher to Outreacher

A career in outreach makes a full-time job of connecting science and scientists with the public.

June 25, 2010

Collaborating with Citizen Scientists

Volunteers can help scientists collect data, but researchers must be diligent in keeping them informed and motivated.

July 01, 2011

How to Avoid Retirement

From changing roles to changing institutions, researchers approaching retirement age are finding ways to prolong their scientific careers.

July 06, 2012

Asking the Public for Money

Scientists can raise small amounts of cash for their research through online crowd-funding sites.

November 09, 2012

Alternative Research Metrics

Researchers are seeking faster, better ways to measure research output and impact.