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    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

    E-Persona Non Grata: Strategizing Your Online Persona

    A well-constructed e-persona reflects a measure of thoughtfulness, professionalism, and competence.

    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

    Taken for Granted: The Fat Lady Sings

    "The University of Connecticut postdoc union is obviously a model and an inspiration for us." --Matthew O'Connor

    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

    In the Geosciences, Business Is Booming

    Flat federal funding means tight times in academia, but jobs abound in the petroleum, mining, and environmental consulting industries.

    August 08, 2008

    Geoscientists in High Demand in the Oil Industry

    "I joined for a bit of adventure … [and the] opportunity to go all over the world." Sally Serenyi, Schlumberger

    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

    Tooling Up: Defying Gravity

    A busy manager can't be so shortsighted as to look for only smarts.

    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 05, 2008

    Fitting the Job Market to a T

    Former postdoc-activist Laure Haak has learned firsthand why, despite an abundance of impeccably trained postdocs, good help in industry is hard to find.