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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."

June 08, 2007

Living the Issue

"To me, having a Ph.D. and being a professor is a lifelong learning experience. The degree, to me, is to teach you how to teach yourself later on." --Adil Shamoo

June 22, 2007

Working as a Medical Writer

"I would say that there's definitely enough work to go around." --Emma Hitt

August 17, 2007

Special Feature: Translational Research Careers

Translational research is pushing a fundamental change in the way science operates while giving rise to a new type of researcher: the translational scientist.

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 30, 2007

GREAT Expectations

GREAT is now transforming its committee on postdocs into a body that will have its own independent, university-appointed membership, elected leadership, and meetings.

March 21, 2008

Public Health Goes Global

"The global health field has both been around forever and is brand-new." --Hannah Kettler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

April 25, 2008

Young Swedish Scientist Reveals Fast-Track Career Secrets

He has demanded much from himself and his colleagues ever since he was young.

June 20, 2008

Opportunities Abound in Toxicology

So far in her career, Nadia Moore has toured several major subfields of toxicology.

June 27, 2008

Creativity and Persistence Overcome Failure

Tony Kouzarides also has a strong commitment to asking what he calls the "right questions" and an unusual willingness to bet on his instincts.

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.

October 08, 2010

Happy 15th Birthday to Us

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of our first issue, the editor of Science Careers makes a few observations and suggestions.

July 29, 2011

Seeking Drug Targets in Indigenous Plants

Davis Mumbengegwi first started asking himself scientific questions during high school in Zimbabwe. "There are lots of...
July 29, 2011

Securing Food for Namibia's Future

Namibia is one of the driest countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It contains two deserts -- the Namib and the Kalahari --...
July 29, 2011

Conflict Resolution

Many people in Namibia depend on the resources found in nature -- plants, animals, grazing land, and limited water...
July 29, 2011

Enjoying the View

When Riaan Steenkamp joined the faculty of the University of Namibia in 1994, the university was new and the country...
September 16, 2011

Tooling Up: Are You Likable?

Maybe it's wrong, but your success in the job search depends partly on how much people like you. Fortunately, the best way to be likable is to be yourself.

September 16, 2011

Research Careers at Community Colleges?

Science faculty at community colleges are finding ways to fit research into their jobs.

November 18, 2011

Tooling Up: Views on an Interview, Part 2

Ups and downs continue during Scott Jackson's interview at ABC Technologies.

January 13, 2012

Shifting Sands in Northeastern Brazil

Physician-scientist Selma Jeronimo is looking for ways to control the spread of leishmaniasis.