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February 09, 2007

Guiding Countries and Companies to Sustainable Practices

“She is one of those few who have a strong technical background alongside strategic environmental management experience in a large international company,” says Noam Gressel, CEO of Assif Strategies

February 09, 2007

Covering the Planet With Solar Panels

I'm probably going to evolve as I move along the path of that photon.

February 09, 2007

Bringing Remote, Intermittent Energy Sources Into Line

"We really value equally the technical ability of the candidate and their interpersonal leadership skills." - Vlatko Vlatkovic

February 16, 2007

Tooling Up: Employment Due Diligence

The cost of accepting a dead-end job, or working for a bad boss or an employer that isn't going anywhere, can be enormous.

March 16, 2007

Tooling Up: Employment Due Diligence, Part 2

"Companies play favorites. You're either one of the favored few, or you're an orphan stepchild, all depending upon where in the company you work."

May 18, 2007

Public Opinion Research: Measuring Happiness

For behavioral scientists considering a career in public polling research, it helps to have a fascination with numbers.

May 18, 2007

Tooling Up: Getting Stuck

If you're entrenched in something that isn't your lifelong passion--see below--you've got to get off those rails and find some way to get back on the right track.

June 15, 2007

Pharmacists Working in the Community

"My passion is helping patients, and their care comes first in my job. For me, it's all about attaining loyalty and trust." --Heather Free

June 22, 2007

Working as a Medical Writer

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

September 07, 2007

A Job in the Video Game Industry

Being lead programmer "can be a lonely role stuck between the code pool and the management and therefore requires a level of confidence in oneself," says Marchalot's boss, Brandon Smith.

November 30, 2007

Tooling Up: Overcoming Conflicts in the Lab--and Beyond

The trick is to meet conflict head on with the goal of managing it, not winning.

December 07, 2007

Work-Life in Industry: Thinking Outside the 9-to-5 box

"When you have happy employees that know that you care about them, they're more loyal and work hard to show you that they can make things work." --Donna Davila

December 14, 2007

Short-Term Science

Sometimes, accepting a contract position is what an employee needs to jump-start a career.

December 21, 2007

Tooling Up: Three Categories of Rules

The single most important evidence of productive research in industry is the development of research applications that can return value on shareholders' investments.

January 11, 2008

In Person: A Career Home Run

[Working in product management] was intellectually stimulating but not emotionally engaging. What did engage me was baseball statistics.

January 18, 2008

Tooling Up: Dealing With Men Who Have a Problem With Women

Even if you're dealing with the world's biggest jerk, he's likely to be the jerk
in charge.

March 21, 2008

Tooling Up: Breaking Free of Academia (A Test and a Quiz)

Leaving academia, like leaving a burning building, tends to work better with a little foresight.

April 18, 2008

Tooling Up: On Headhunters

Recruiters work in a Wild West atmosphere. Few laws govern their conduct and their relationships with candidates.

May 09, 2008

Careers in Perspective: Chemists Can Do Anything

"Real-world experience trumps classroom learning, and future employers don't care if the experience was paid or volunteer."

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.