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The Job Market
A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.
No more "two strikes" at NIH … Feng Zhang wins the Waterman Award … science, advocacy, influence, and attention.
Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.
After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.
Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.
Elite scientists are gaining fame and fortune, writes Christopher Shea in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "[a]gainst the backdrop of a rampant reliance on adjuncts."
Now that you have a career plan, it's time to execute.
Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."
An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.
Former integrity head speaks … earthquake prosecution chills scientific speech … North Carolina NOAA lab may close … an apology and defiance.
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 3
In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.
"Whatever they are," wrote economist Richard Freeman 12 years ago, "postdocs are one of the greatest bargains in the U.S. economy."
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 2
How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.
Companies that choose worker replacement over retraining should consider the costs to society—and the implications for the long-term supply of qualified workers.
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 1
An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.
STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.
Science done with serious resource constraints can be more varied, open, and passionate than ordinary science.
A study reveals significant race and sex differences in where Ph.D. holders work.
At mid-level institutions in India, researchers learn to thrive with limited funding and other resources.
Recurring scares about purported science talent "shortages" damage both science and scientists, a new book shows.