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Prepared by graduate students, a report details the difficult conditions adjuncts face at one public university.
A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.
The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.
By going to medical school, Ph.D. scientists hope to improve people's lives more directly.
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A study of former UCSF postdocs finds they occupy a variety of careers.
In a letter to Science Careers and its readers, Adam Ruben’s “pseudo twin” asks, “What better way to maximize your real-world impact than through technology transfer?”
Adjuncts and contingent faculty, the report says, "likely make up the most highly educated and experienced workers on food stamps and other public assistance."
Among the most important is the right to be considered for tenure-track jobs.
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A new resource from the National Science Board makes data more accessible, but it also gives it a spin.
As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.
Issues and Perspectives
A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.
During her long career, physicist Mildred Dresselhaus has won many awards, including the National Medal of Science. We sat down with her for a chat.
An article in Information Week and a leading labor expert argue that the so-called skills shortage is really a failing of companies’ human resources function.
The systems biologist and trauma surgeon talks about treating patients after the Boston Marathon bombings and about his career.
Students who take time off between college and graduate or professional school often have adventures and do useful things.
Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.
After applying unsuccessfully for nearly 150 faculty jobs, Fatma Kaplan concludes that what she really needs is a federal research grant.
Jyoti Mishra’s unusual postdoc allowed her to connect basic science with its potential applications.