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November 13, 2013

How to Work a Meeting

From a networking standpoint, the purpose of a scientific meeting is to accumulate connections and thereby improve your odds of professional success.

November 12, 2013

Varvara Trachana: Surviving the Science Crisis in Greece

Like some 750 other Greek scientists, Varvara Trachana has a faculty position—but no salary and no money to start up her lab.

November 11, 2013

Why I Do Science

The euphoria of discovery and the knowledge that your discoveries may help someone provide sufficient motivation to keep pushing forward.

November 08, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 8 November 2013

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

November 07, 2013

Paper at the Center of Johns Hopkins Drama Retracted

The first author on the paper, Yu-yi Lin, died in the lab last year, apparently by his own hand.

November 07, 2013

Luca Cardelli: Bridging Industry and Academia

A Microsoft Research scientist explains how his career came to bridge computer science and biology and, now, industry and academia.

November 05, 2013

In India, Rising Resources, Realistic Expectations

For Indian scientists returning home after training in the West, things have never been better, but getting research done in India is no picnic.

November 04, 2013

Big Data Brain Drain

Big data is good for research, but incentives in academia—including salaries—need to be brought in line.

November 01, 2013

Making Sense of Our Senses

Sensory neuroscientists often focus their research careers around repairing or enhancing how we experience the world around us.

November 01, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 1 November 2013

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

Taken for Granted
October 31, 2013

Attention Must Be Paid

As the tenure track shrinks, more and more teaching—including in STEM fields—is done by "off-track," low-paid, contingent faculty.

October 30, 2013

Maximize Your Chances of Landing a Faculty Job

Many elements are out of postdocs' control, but there are some things they can do to increase their odds of landing a faculty position.

October 30, 2013

Science Careers in India

Read the stories to find out more about research opportunities in India.

October 29, 2013

In Evaluating Scientists, Emphasize Quality Over Quantity

Women, in particular, will benefit if funding bodies and evaluation committees can improve their evaluation criteria.

October 28, 2013

In India, Abundant Opportunities

India's academic job market is vibrant for Indian nationals returning from training abroad.

October 25, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 25 October 2013

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

October 25, 2013

Annual Top Employers Survey: Top Firms Directed by Data, Led by Scientists

The companies identified in the 2013 Science Careers Top Employers Survey ensure a higher return on those investments by catering to the whims of the scientist brain, which they view as their greatest economic driver.

October 24, 2013

Putting the Right Spin on NSF Rotators

"Rotators" play an important role at the National Science Foundation, but apparently there are problems.

October 24, 2013

Searching for Truths (at Booths)

We scientists need to get out there and sell, sell, sell, even though salesmanship isn't in our marshmallows.

October 23, 2013

Caught Up in Publishing

We need to find new policies and incentives that return science to a hunt for scientific truth and not for publications.