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January 08, 2010

Perspective: Sell Yourself -- Refining the Personal Statement

A career adviser offers tips on writing a critical piece of your graduate school application.

January 15, 2010

Tenure-Track Jobs Remain Scarce

Most universities continue to tightly constrain faculty hiring, but a few are taking advantage of a rich applicant pool.

January 15, 2010

Tooling Up: What's Your Mission?

Your unique life philosophy is the cornerstone of your success and job satisfaction.

January 22, 2010

Quantitative Biomedical Careers

Physicists, mathematicians, and others are finding new ways to apply quantitative skills to biomedical sciences.

January 22, 2010

Informatics Careers Take Shape in Translational and Clinical Research

Electronic patient data and research repositories mean new opportunities in medical informatics.

January 22, 2010

Statistics Serving Biomedicine.

Spanish statistician David Rossell supports other biomedical scientists while pursuing his own research.

February 05, 2010

A Husband and Wife Play Science on the Same Team

Michael Crickmore and Dragana Rogulja's research interests have converged, but they try to keep their professional identities separate.

February 05, 2010

Making Science and Family Fit

A mother of three and winner of a European Research Council starting grant, Michal Sharon has managed to have both a family and a scientific career.

February 05, 2010

Taken for Granted: Where Two Issues Stand

Concern for lab safety advances -- slowly -- while University of California postdoc contract negotiations stall.

February 12, 2010

Plant Geneticist Cultivating a Future for Peanut Farming in Uganda

David Kalule Okello is one of Uganda's most promising weapons in the battle against hunger.

February 12, 2010

Careers in Food Security Span Several Disciplines

Feeding the planet's population is an urgent issue that needs a solution from scientists in many different fields.

February 19, 2010

Protecting Poland's Rapeseed Crop

Malgorzata Jedryczka's airborne detection system for crop pathogens has blossomed into a national, industry-sponsored program.

February 19, 2010

Audacity is Overrated

The "audacious" approach to science is not the best approach, especially for scientists in training.

February 26, 2010

Preparing for a Career in Venture Capital

Laia Crespo accumulated academic, industry, and business credentials as she built her career as an investment manager.

February 26, 2010

For Physician-Scientist Couple, Success is in Balance

Deepali Kumar and Atul Humar credit their success in achieving work-life balance to their shared specialty.

March 05, 2010

Taken for Granted: Labor Unions and Postdoc Disputes

His life in tatters, one former UMass postdoc sues his college and his adviser as postdocs on three UMass campuses unionize.

March 05, 2010

Perspective: Keep Working (Even If You Don't Get Paid)

When you're unemployed, it's essential to keep your skills and connections fresh. The best way to do that is to keep on working.

March 12, 2010

Audacity, Part 4: Taking Liberties with Research Grants?

Is it a good idea to propose a safe research project to NIH or NSF, then use the money for riskier work?

March 12, 2010

New Opportunities and Jobs to Come in Comparative Effectiveness Research

Recovery Act funding will give a boost to a field focused on containing health care costs while maintaining quality.

March 19, 2010

Going Back to a Changing Poland

Ongoing reforms of the science system in Poland give molecular biologist Agnieszka Chacinska great hopes for the country's future.