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October 24, 2008

A Toilet Technologist

Jim McHale is a Ph.D. chemist with a postdoc from Princeton University who found a rewarding career designing toilets.

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 31, 2008

The Other Life-Sciences Industry

Medical devices and diagnostics is an underappreciated sector of the life sciences industry.

October 31, 2008

A Virologist with Contagious Enthusiasm

French virologist Ali Saïb is getting praise for his research achievements, his science communication activities, and his efforts to attract a diversity of people to scientific careers.

November 07, 2008

U.K. Visa Changes Mean Closer Scrutiny for Non-European Students

New U.K. immigration policies, which go into effect next year, impose more rigid requirements than past policies.

November 14, 2008

For Physician-Scientists, Conflict-of-Interest Issues Are Complex

Working in the clinic and at the bench means physician-scientists need to be particularly aware of conflicts of interest--and the appearance of them.

November 14, 2008

A Career Niche at the Interface of Academia and Industry

Spanish biologist David Ràfols used his experience in the food industry and public technology-transfer offices to create his own open-innovation company.

November 14, 2008

Learning to Let Go While Trusting Your Data

Newly independent investigators must take responsibility for ensuring the integrity of their laboratory's data even as their direct control over that data declines.

November 21, 2008

Special Feature: Scientists as Financial Analysts

It may be a terrible time for the finance industry, but it might be a good time for researchers to plan for careers as financial analysts.

November 21, 2008

Finance's Quant(um) Mechanics

One of the earliest "alternative" science careers, quantitative finance is now deeply embedded in the world's finance industry.

November 21, 2008

Analyzing Scientific Investments

A background in science can be an advantage for analysts charged with determining the value of science-based companies

November 28, 2008

Young Italian Scientists Take to the Streets

Italian scientists on short-term contracts defend their futures by protesting cuts in research funding and jobs.

December 05, 2008

The Job Outlook for Physician-Scientists

Empty training slots and ample job opportunities make the job outlook positive for physician-scientists.

December 05, 2008

Taken for Granted: Can Early-Career Scientists Believe in Change?

Postdocs' prospects are dimmed by the new Administration's many competing priorities and a lack of understanding at the highest levels of the scientific work-force glut.

December 05, 2008

Beating the Odds

Italian electrical engineer Cinzia Casiraghi has won €1.65 million to set up her own lab in Germany.

December 12, 2008

Special Feature: Summer Internships for Undergraduates

A summer internship may be the very best way for an undergraduate student to get started in scientific research.

December 12, 2008

Making Your Summer Research Internship a Good One

Understanding the expectations of your supervisor and your contributions as an undergraduate will make your summer research internship all the more valuable.

December 12, 2008

Internships Offer Undergrads Full-Time Research Immersion

Summer research internships offer undergraduates research experience, exposure to new fields, and a chance to build a professional network.

December 12, 2008

Summer Internships: Resources

Looking for something in science to do this summer? Look here.

December 19, 2008

Programs Aim to Train Translational Scientists

New Ph.D. programs in translational medicine provide basic science training and clinical experience.