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March 24, 2014

Teaching Is a Powerful Credential

Aspiring faculty members who want their applications to stand out should focus on their teaching credentials.

March 21, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 21 March 2014

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

March 21, 2014

Are Foreign Guest Workers Preferable to Retraining?

A skilled-immigration advocate says that importing new workers makes more sense than retraining—but is such an approach consistent with the broader interests of society?

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.

March 19, 2014

This is What a Healthy Job Market Looks Like

The latest data from the Computing Research Association show signs of vigor in computer science employment.

March 18, 2014

A Shortage of Fairness in a World of Jobs

In the job search, getting the job done trumps fairness every time.

March 17, 2014

"STEM Shortage" Debate Reveals Fundamental Disagreements, Some Common Ground

Are claims of a shortage of scientists and technical workers merely a rhetorical tool aimed at increasing support for educational reform?

March 14, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 14 March 2014

A thousand NIH investigators dropped … NSF traineeships restructured … ORI director steps down.

March 13, 2014

Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

March 13, 2014

A Different Kind of Experimental Model

A clothing company uses smart women to sell its spring collection.

March 12, 2014

Can a Graduate Student Get Workers’ Compensation?

Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.

March 12, 2014

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Meeting People

A networking-averse young scientist learns not just to tolerate but to enjoy and value meeting people and establishing new networks.

March 11, 2014

How to Discourage Great Discoveries

In an interview with King's Review, Sydney Brenner delivers a scathing critique of how the United States manages its early-career scientists.

March 10, 2014

Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

March 07, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 7 March 2014

A grim budget proposal. No gender disparity in salaries. Do women avoid collaborating with other women? An ugly case of scientific sabotage.

Taken for Granted
March 05, 2014

Empowered Students and Postdocs Drive Lab Safety

A student- and postdoc-driven program at the University of Minnesota is building a strong, new safety culture.

March 05, 2014

Helping Supervisors Help International Postdocs

An online resource can help supervisors establish better and more productive relationships with international postdocs.

March 04, 2014

Careers in Statistics Evolve and Expand

The emergence of data science has statisticians hopping.

March 04, 2014

Boycotting All-Boy Conferences

A petition calls for a boycott of a chemistry conference after the organizers posted a list of 29 speakers and chairs that included no women. It works.

Taken for Granted
March 03, 2014

On American Scientists' Dismal Morale

What is causing the widespread distress expressed by academic researchers in a survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education? It's not just a small decline in the NIH research budget.

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