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September 10, 2013

Go West, Young Scientist—or North, or South, or East

Particular types of scientists congregate in particular areas.

September 10, 2013

Elsewhere in Science Index

This index page includes a list of "Elsewhere in Science" articles. We will update it as new stories are published.

September 09, 2013

Is it Time to Reconsider Your Career Goals?

Sequestration is leading to layoffs in academic labs—but it's not the cause of our current ills.

September 09, 2013

Exploring (and Creating) Opportunities

Mike Herd, a self-educated petroleum engineer, is now the head of a technology incubator.

September 06, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 6 September 2013

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

Taken for Granted
September 05, 2013

Hello, I Must Be Going

A number of factors beyond visa policy influence whether new Ph.D. researchers stay in the United States.

September 05, 2013

"The 'S' in STEM is Oversold"

A report from College Measures shows that employers value vocational skills more than academic credentials—and that life scientists earn less than those in other scientific and technical fields.

September 04, 2013

"Impostors" Downshift Career Goals

Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

September 03, 2013

Beyond CVs and Impact Factors: An Employer's Manifesto

There's a lot of talk about finding better ways to hire academic scientists. One department is doing more than talk.

August 30, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 30 August 2013

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

August 29, 2013

After the LHC, the Deluge

The hundreds of grad students and postdocs working on the world's largest atom smasher are competing for a handful of jobs.

August 28, 2013

The Life Scientist Bubble

"It's hard to see how a system in which the innovators are commodified can long survive," writes a long-term postdoc in the life sciences.

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August 27, 2013

The Agony and Ecstasy of Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

Collaborating with peers outside your field can be rewarding and career-boosting—but it can also make you an outsider in your own field.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Motions to Dismiss Charges Against Patrick Harran Rejected by Court

A Los Angeles judge today rejected motions by lawyers for Patrick Harran to dismiss his felony charges arising from the 2008 death of lab assistant Sheri Sangji.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

August 23, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 23 August 2013

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

August 22, 2013

Postdoc Advancement: Marketing Your Value

Finding opportunities to demonstrate your know-how to potential employers is key for career advancement.

August 22, 2013

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: The Challenges of Interdisciplinary Science

The hardest part of interdisciplinary collaborations is collaborating in an interdisciplinary way.

August 21, 2013

From the Lab Bench to the U.N.

A Ph.D. candidate finds that the peripheral activities she engaged in during her Ph.D. prepared her well for a career in science diplomacy.

August 20, 2013

A Cloudburst of Computing Power

For scientists seeking computing resources, the commercial cloud offers an alternative to supercomputers and high-performance computing centers.

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