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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

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

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.

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.

July 02, 2010

Charting Relationships in an Unseen World

Metagenomics research probes how complex microbial communities function, and what they can do for us.

December 03, 2010

Battling Cyber Threats

A critical shortage of highly skilled cybersecurity technicians and engineers means wide-ranging opportunities for scientists.

December 03, 2010

Becoming 'MacGyvers'

Students in the University of Tulsa's Cyber Corps Program pick through Dumpsters for cyber clues, extract digital evidence from shattered cell phones, and hack into "unhackable" computer systems, all in the name of national service.

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