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    May 18, 2007

    Behavioral Scientists Get Off the Trail

    Here are six examples of behavioral scientists who have stepped off the academic path into some interesting territory.

    July 20, 2007

    To Choose an Adviser, Be an "Armchair Anthropologist"

    "I sometimes think of it as doing a little 'armchair anthropology,' asking what it's like in this lab, and can I thrive here?" --Chris Golde

    August 17, 2007

    Carving a Career in Translational Research

    "It's a tremendous leap of faith for young investigators to commit themselves to translational research. It takes a special sort of person; you have to be willing to take risks." –Anthony Hayward, NIH National Center for Research Resources

    November 09, 2007

    Toward a Philosophy of Resource Management

    February 29, 2008

    Research in Translation: Getting Published

    "We're interested both in papers that identify a new feature of a disease or a new mechanism by which disease is regulated and studies that investigate the mechanism behind a response to an experimental drug or vaccine that's already in use." --Heather Van Epps

    March 14, 2008

    Finding Industry Funding

    If somebody inside the company is pulling while you’re pushing, stuff tends to get done a lot faster and a lot more effectively.” - David Rosen, Pfizer

    April 11, 2008

    Community Colleges Fuel Science Workforce

    "For aspiring researchers, community colleges are an attractive way to begin one's scientific training."

    October 31, 2008

    The Pathway to Independence Awards: Early Returns

    Pathway to Independence, NIH's new transition awards program, seems to be doing what it was designed to do: moving postdocs into faculty posts quickly.

    February 06, 2009

    Darwin's Legacy: Rich Collections, Deep Expertise

    Natural history museums have long been recognized as priceless repositories of knowledge, but in recent years they have reasserted their scientific importance.

    February 13, 2009

    Discouraging Days for Jobseekers

    Across the United States, scores of colleges and universities have canceled faculty job searches and imposed hiring freezes.

    April 24, 2009

    Teach the Students You Have

    To teach well while minimizing pain, take a scholarly approach, make your expectations clear, and focus on measures with a high rate of return.

    June 26, 2009

    Revising Best-Laid Plans

    Tenured scientists tell stories about how they managed to restart their research careers.

    July 24, 2009

    Tangled Webs: Careers in Network Science

    The booming, interdisciplinary science of networks reveals hidden connections in just about everything

    October 23, 2009

    Life After Rejection

    You've been denied tenure--now what?

    November 27, 2009

    Careers in Climate Change Research: Feature Index

    Opportunities are expanding for natural and social scientists willing to tackle climate change.

    November 27, 2009

    Climate Change Research Broadens to Meet New Challenges

    New programs are emerging to help prepare scientists for the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of climate change research.

    January 15, 2010

    Tenure-Track Jobs Remain Scarce

    Most universities continue to tightly constrain faculty hiring, but a few are taking advantage of a rich applicant pool.

    April 02, 2010

    Assistive Technologies Enable Discovery

    Like a biologist's microscope or a geographer's global positioning system, assistive technologies allow scientists and engineers to extend their capabilities.

    April 02, 2010

    Profiles in Technological Adaptation

    With assists from technology -- sometimes high and sometimes low -- these scientists are overcoming obstacles and getting their work done.

    May 14, 2010

    Peering Inside the Social Brain

    Advances in neuroimaging technology have fueled an explosion of research -- and research careers -- exploring how the brain processes social information.