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    February 27, 2009

    The Bigger Questions

    Chemical engineer Kristala Jones Prather's work creating chemical factories inside microbes has taken her from academia to industry and back again.

    February 27, 2009

    A Double Bind: Minority Women Scientists in Europe

    Minority women in European science must struggle daily to confront an issue that remains taboo.

    March 06, 2009

    Redefining Tenure at Medical Schools

    Fewer faculty jobs are tenure-track, but job seekers in academic medical research need to look beyond the tenure-track label.

    March 13, 2009

    The One-Minute Talk

    Whether it's on an elevator with a stranger or during lunch with a Nobel laureate, you need to know how to respond when asked, "Tell me about yourself."

    March 13, 2009

    Opportunities: Kauffman's Twelve

    A new fellowship program from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will prepare 12 life-scientist fellows each year to commercialize their research findings.

    March 13, 2009

    Adding an Artistic Dimension to Science

    Blending a passion for the arts into a scientific career can greatly enrich both experiences.

    March 20, 2009

    Bringing Community Into Translational Research

    Translational social scientists adapt research for the people it aims to serve and carry the lessons they learn in the community back to the lab.

    March 20, 2009

    Looking Up Your Career at the Library

    Science librarians are in high demand, and the job offers a mix of research, teaching, and interacting with people.

    March 20, 2009

    The Informational Interview

    Landing an informational interview starts with good networking. Succeeding at it takes preparation and practice.

    March 27, 2009

    Special Feature: Not What You Thought You'd Be Doing

    A visual artist, a cartoonist, and a winemaker, all with backgrounds in science, are pursuing unexpected--yet hugely satisfying--careers.

    March 27, 2009

    The Itinerant Artist

    Trained as a biologist, Angelo Vermeulen eventually reconciled his talent for the arts with his scientific curiosity.

    March 27, 2009

    Piled Higher and Deeper: The Everyday Life of a Grad Student

    Jorge Cham's comic strip, capturing the trials and tribulations of grad school, became so popular that he left the lab for a career as a cartoonist and lecturer.

    March 27, 2009

    In Vino Oportunitas

    Jeff Mangahas left scientific work to become an award-winning winemaker at Hartford Family Winery.

    April 10, 2009

    Making Room for Research During Residency

    Research residencies give physician-scientists protected time for research during their clinical training.

    April 10, 2009

    Financial Crisis Reshaping the Life Sciences Industry

    Layoffs, mergers, and company failures in the life sciences make for an extremely challenging job market.

    April 17, 2009

    Tooling Up: The Business Development Career Track

    Ph.D. scientists working in business development scout for new technologies, plan new initiatives, negotiate licensing agreements, and often work directly with customers.

    April 17, 2009

    In the Trenches: Science for Humanitarian Aid

    Humanitarian relief organizations need scientists to work in regions experiencing wars or natural disasters and to support those efforts from home.

    April 24, 2009

    Special Feature: The Other Parts of Your Academic Job

    For those in training for an academic career, research gets all the attention, but teaching and service are also important.

    April 24, 2009

    Teach the Students You Have

    To teach well while minimizing pain, take a scholarly approach, make your expectations clear, and focus on measures with a high rate of return.

    April 24, 2009

    Professional Service

    Institutional service may be an annoyance and a distraction, but not doing your share can hurt your career.