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    January 12, 2007

    Getting Ready for Electronic R01 Submissions

    An important part of all the universities' preparations is getting their research faculty ready for the change.

    February 23, 2007

    Young Researchers Face NASA Budget Realities

    "Because opportunities are so few and far between, we are in fact sacrificing the future to pay for the present." --Lennard Fisk, space science professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

    March 02, 2007

    A "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists?

    Jones believes that senior scientists have "lost a sense of accountability to the next generation insofar as all of our interests in them are self interests ... so that
    our career can get advanced but not necessarily
    their career."

    March 09, 2007

    Is Grants.gov in the FastLane?

    When it comes to accepting electronic applications, the agency is in no hurry to leave the FastLane.

    May 04, 2007

    Responding to Violence in Schools

    "It's on-the-ground, in-depth research with a very qualitative component." --Olivia Salcido

    May 11, 2007

    Opening Minds to Ancient Times

    "Generally, I find that people are attracted to enthusiasm if it's unfettered and for the right reasons," says Hendrik Poinar, director of McMaster University's Ancient DNA Laboratory.

    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 05, 2007

    Making Mentoring Mandatory

    "If, in the course of the day, faculty spend some time talking about their career and careers in general, it wouldn’t be something they would have to keep a note of in a logbook and say, ‘Oh, this isn’t research-related.’ ”--Joseph Ellis

    November 02, 2007

    The Ultralong-Distance Quest

    The roads of Brittany were littered with cyclists who failed to live by this rule; so are the roads of science.

    November 16, 2007

    Hiring in a Dysfunctional Job Market

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

    December 28, 2007

    Science Careers Best of 2007

    We expanded our coverage of student issues in 2007.

    January 04, 2008

    Feeling the Elephant

    "All the people who put the reports together have one or another of their personal needs fulfilled … but it doesn’t help the nation." - Vivek Wadhwa

    February 08, 2008

    Global Feature: Mentoring

    What makes mentoring relationships successful?

    April 04, 2008

    Networking Group Seeks to Bridge the Poles

    "By meeting other early-career scientists, you get into a group of people with similar interests and problems." --Angelika Renner, British Antarctic Survey

    May 02, 2008

    Structuring Academic Careers in Europe

    "If we had a unified career structure, that would revolutionize European science. It would just start to draw everybody in." --Tony Hyman, a professor at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

    May 02, 2008

    Taken for Granted: Lost in Space

    "The NIH funding crisis is chronic, systemic, and much worse than reported." --Peter Cariani

    May 16, 2008

    Coming to Europe

    "It is not enough to make European research more attractive. We also need to make the working environment more attractive." --Massimo Serpieri, DG Research, European Commission

    May 16, 2008

    Science Careers Podcast Index

    Here's a list of podcasts featuring writers and subjects of Science Careers articles.

    July 04, 2008

    By the Numbers

    With no agreed-upon body of statistics, industry representatives argue that technical talent is in short supply while labor economists insist that many fields are glutted.

    July 11, 2008

    Courting Controversy: Animal Rights (and Wrongs)

    "You have this relationship forming which is an unequal relationship in which you bear a great amount of responsibility." --A former neuroscience researcher

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