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July 04, 2008

In Person: Research in France

"I have seen many scientists who've only done research in the United Kingdom or in the United States move to France and struggle with the system's peculiarities."
--Andreas Bikfalvi.

July 11, 2008

Courting Controversy: Animal Rights (and Wrongs)

"You have this relationship forming which is an unequal relationship in which you bear a great amount of responsibility." --A former neuroscience researcher

July 11, 2008

A New Astrophysics Editor at Science

"I realized that I really love science but not spending my time just focusing on a particular aspect of it." --Maria Cruz

July 18, 2008

Do You Wanna Be a VAP?

My "CV looked much better with all that teaching experience. Liberal arts colleges really do care about teaching, and I had good evaluations from my students at Bucknell." --Sarah Johnson

July 18, 2008

Tooling Up: Review Your Career

"If you feel that you have a nice, stable career in front of you, then you're the ideal candidate for a career review. That's because there is no such thing as career stability. There is only career growth or career decay."

July 18, 2008

Designing for the Next Quake

"Every earthquake is a live experiment, hitting different populations and infrastructures." --Tiziana Rossetto, University College London

July 25, 2008

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Defending Your Thesis With Flair

A thesis defense is a cross between an exam and a ceremony.

July 25, 2008

Mind Matters: Get Moving

If your supervisor expects everyone to be on deck all day, make the case that a brief respite to recharge your batteries will benefit both you and the laboratory.

August 01, 2008

A Scientist in the Service of Clean Sports

"I enjoy ... making a difference and seeing how much the world of antidoping has developed in the last few years." --Osquel Barroso

August 01, 2008

Careers in Research Support

"[Working in research support] allows me to translate direct understanding of the sciences to help science without actually doing science." --Elisabeth Prescott

August 08, 2008

Hydrogeologists Tap into Demand for an Irreplaceable Resource

"Water problems are not going away." -Richelle Allen-King, University at Buffalo

August 15, 2008

Learning the Ropes of Peer Reviewing

A peer reviewer is "the first person seeing the most novel result in the field. This great privilege comes with great responsibility." --Ana Marusic, joint editor-in-chief,
Croatian Medical Journal

August 15, 2008

If at First You Don't Succeed, Cool Off, Revise, and Submit Again

Look at submission, revision, and resubmission "as an iterative process." --Phil Corlett, University of Cambridge

August 22, 2008

A Comfortable Retirement

"When I retire, I'm going to have to go around to many places with my hat in hand to collect a little bit here and a little bit there." --Dagmar Meyer, Marie Curie Actions program

August 22, 2008

Science Careers Poll Results: A Realistic Readership

September 19, 2008

In Person: A European Career Tour, From Research to Research Management

A science officer at the European Science Foundation describes her journey through careers and countries.

October 10, 2008

Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 3: Developing a Research Plan

To set your research on a clear, well-considered course, you need a thoughtfully conceived but flexible research plan.

October 17, 2008

Special Feature: Opportunities in Synthetic Biology

The field is still in its infancy, but synthetic biology is evolving fast and gaining support.

October 17, 2008

Getting Ready for Synthetic Biology

The field is still in its infancy, but synthetic biology is evolving fast and gaining increasing support.

October 17, 2008

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Life

A microbiologist, a mechanical engineer, and a chemist tell Science Careers how they ended up in synthetic biology.