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    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.

    May 01, 2009

    The Burning Question of Laboratory Safety

    In the wake of a lab worker's death, experts warn that many academic labs are unsafe.

    May 01, 2009

    For Med Students, Research Training Opportunities Abound

    Year-out programs and research time within the medical school curriculum offer students a taste of research.

    May 01, 2009

    A Chemistry Career on the Fast Track

    Romanian chemist Mihail Barboiu likes to keep several projects going at once, at several institutions.

    May 08, 2009

    Mind Matters: 10-Minute Tools for Managing Stress

    Small chunks of dedicated time can help relieve the stress endemic in scientific lives.

    May 08, 2009

    From Cells to Selling Science

    Scientific training helps public relations professionals tell scientific stories for their clients.