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    October 21, 2014

    ‘Overworked, underpaid, and undersupported’

    Prepared by graduate students, a report details the difficult conditions adjuncts face at one public university.

    October 22, 2014

    A double dose of advice

    A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.

    October 23, 2014

    Nothing but networking

    The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.

    Xuguang Chen
    July 30, 2013

    Yes, I'm That Kind of Doctor

    By going to medical school, Ph.D. scientists hope to improve people's lives more directly.

    October 24, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 24 October 2014

    After Election 2014 ... Italian research budget cuts ... “gain-of-function” research ... Working Life ... Science Advances

    October 28, 2014

    Where do postdocs go?

    A study of former UCSF postdocs finds they occupy a variety of careers.

    August 14, 1998

    Tooling Up Index

    Since 1998, the best career advice for industry-bound scientists.

    October 29, 2014

    On technology transfer and kitten piles

    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?”

    January 28, 2014

    Congressional Report Highlights Academe's 'Working Poor'

    Adjuncts and contingent faculty, the report says, "likely make up the most highly educated and experienced workers on food stamps and other public assistance."

    October 30, 2014

    A union contract gives Tufts adjuncts ‘unheard-of’ rights

    Among the most important is the right to be considered for tenure-track jobs.

    October 31, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 31 October 2014

    Suing John Doe … Competing COMPETES proposals … Dance Your Ph.D. … Ebola and conferences … Dousing down under … Venezuelan science … Working Life

    November 04, 2014

    Packaging workforce data for public consumption

    A new resource from the National Science Board makes data more accessible, but it also gives it a spin.

    November 05, 2014

    Postdocs speak up

    As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.

    November 06, 2014

    Is academic science sexist?

    A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.

    November 11, 2014

    Reflections of a woman pioneer

    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.

    November 12, 2014

    Skill shortage or ineffective hiring?

    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.

    Michael Yaffe
    May 10, 2013

    Michael Yaffe

    The systems biologist and trauma surgeon talks about treating patients after the Boston Marathon bombings and about his career.

    December 13, 2013

    Mind the Gap Year

    Students who take time off between college and graduate or professional school often have adventures and do useful things.

    March 20, 2014

    The Third Way: Becoming an Academic Entrepreneur

    Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.

    December 10, 2013

    What Makes a Competitive Faculty Application Package?

    After applying unsuccessfully for nearly 150 faculty jobs, Fatma Kaplan concludes that what she really needs is a federal research grant.

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