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    January 13, 2006

    Scientists in the Civil Service

    "For me it is exciting to work both in scientific research and policy consultancy," says Dr. Hartmut Nies, Head of the marine chemistry section of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency in Germany.

    June 16, 2006

    NASA Cutbacks Cause Uncertainty Among Space Researchers

    "These are pipeline programs; these are the programs that produce both human capital and technologies, and NASA basically disrupted the pipeline," says Lennard Fisk, a space science professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,and co-author of a National Research Council Report.

    June 16, 2006

    Young Researchers: Space Science Careers Are in Jeopardy--Views on the Proposed NASA Budget

    "You can't turn the money on and just watch it regenerate itself," says Michael Pivovaroff.

    October 20, 2006

    Working at National Labs: Fermilab

    “Our colliders are like time machines for physicists,” says Young-Kee Kim, the deputy director of Fermilab. “In a sense, we are creating early universes in our accelerators.”

    March 11, 2005

    Straight Out of Science Fiction

    If successful, Jackson’s current mission of developing a more secure method of transferring information using a single photon would revolutionize information technology.

    March 18, 2005

    Dirty Bombs and Other Career Stories of a Defense Scientist

    "We can basically go into a terrorist's apartment and confirm that he had in his possession nuclear material."

    November 22, 2002

    Space-Age Farming

    Remote-sensing technologies are changing agricultural production, and career opportunities are exploding.

    November 02, 2001

    A Misfit Scientist Goes to Washington

    My internship experience validated my belief that a scientist can do great things outside the laboratory.

    March 18, 2005

    Margaret Hiza Redsteer: Passing on Goodwill

    In her work with Native communities, Hiza Redsteer engages with Native youth, modeling a powerful way they can contribute to their communities: by becoming scientists.

    March 11, 2005

    Careers in National Security: The Defense Intelligence Agency

    Duties might include tracking and analyzing foreign weapons systems and capabilities; coding and maintaining weapon system simulations; C and C++ programming; keeping tabs on foreign threat capabilities against ground, naval, air, and space weapon systems; or maintaining contacts with counterparts elsewhere in the intelligence community and in government and industry.

    Christos Anastopoulos in front of a small-scale model of the ATLAS detector at CERN.
    December 21, 2012

    Breakthrough of the Year: Seekers of the Higgs Boson

    Science Careers talks to three young investigators who contributed to this year's monumental discovery.

    December 28, 2012

    Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

    The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

    Grocery Shelves
    January 18, 2013

    Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

    The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

    Michael Teitelbaum
    February 11, 2013

    House Committee Debates High-Skill Immigration

    The House Judiciary Committee invited experts to discuss the effects of high-skill immigration on the U.S. workforce, but there was little talk about what employers actually need.

    Taken for Granted
    March 01, 2013

    Live From D.C., It's High-Skill Immigration Reform!

    Recent political pronouncements would be laughable if they weren't potentially so harmful.

    March 12, 2013

    A Law (Not) Unto Itself

    Lawyers, like scientists, struggle to find jobs.

    March 20, 2013

    Making Sense of Your Self-Assessment

    Once you've thought hard about your skills, interests, and values, it's time to narrow the range of career options you ought to consider.

    NIH Building
    March 29, 2013

    NIH Wants Your Input on Training

    NIH is seeking feedback from the community on how best to improve graduate and postdoctoral training.

    March 29, 2013

    Whites No Longer Overrepresented in Youngest Scientist Cohorts

    Underrepresented minorities increase their share of faculty posts at 2-year colleges, while Asians rise at 4-year institutions and in industry.

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