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    July 03, 2009

    An Alternative to the Ph.D. Track

    As NSF prepares to help Professional Science Master's programs multiply, employment prospects for graduates of these programs look strong, even in a weak economy.

    July 03, 2009

    Fun With Fungi: Mycology Careers

    The demand for mycologists is relatively small, but career opportunities exist in areas from academic research to applied agriculture.

    July 10, 2009

    Basic Scientists in the Clinic

    Opportunities for Ph.D. scientists to interact with patients appear to be growing.

    July 10, 2009

    From Research to the World of Diplomacy

    Nicola Sasanelli left electronic engineering in Italy to become a special envoy for the government of South Australia.

    July 17, 2009

    The Biomanufacturing Career Track

    Biotech and pharma companies are stepping up their product-manufacturing facilities--and looking for excellent problem solvers to run them.

    July 17, 2009

    Business Sense: Starting an Academic Lab

    A successful start to your new laboratory requires careful planning, firm but fair negotiating, and wise spending decisions.

    July 17, 2009

    A Career Revisiting Classical Biological Problems

    Nenad Ban made a name for himself by finally cracking the crystal structures of complex macromolecules.

    July 24, 2009

    Math Education Researchers in Demand

    In 2007, about 40% of faculty positions in mathematics education went unfilled.

    July 24, 2009

    Tangled Webs: Careers in Network Science

    The booming, interdisciplinary science of networks reveals hidden connections in just about everything

    July 31, 2009

    Perspective: How to Succeed in Big Science and Still Get Tenure

    To get tenure, you need to show that you, not a group that frequently includes you, deserve promotion.

    July 31, 2009

    Independent Postdocs, Part 1: Gaining Early Autonomy

    These days, postdocs need to demonstrate their independence early, which they can do by negotiating with advisers, seeking individual fellowships, or obtaining a junior-PI position.

    July 31, 2009

    Independent Postdocs: Resources

    A roundup of small grants, individual fellowships, and junior-leader positions in Europe and the United States designed to give postdocs some early autonomy.

    July 31, 2009

    Reshuffling Graduate Training

    Nobelist Roald Hoffmann believes that taking graduate students off grants and giving them fellowships would be good for U.S. science. But others say such a radical change isn't in the cards.

    August 07, 2009

    The Ups and Downs of Doing a Postdoc in Europe

    Going abroad for a postdoc can involve logistical hurdles and serious effort--and offer a rewarding personal and professional experience.

    August 14, 2009

    Visa Delays Put Science Careers at Risk

    "Administrative review" is leaving some foreign scientists stranded overseas and others afraid to travel, putting their careers and science at risk.

    August 14, 2009

    Top 10 Tips to Maximize Your Mentoring

    Cultivating and nurturing your mentoring relationships are essential, particularly in the complex landscape of clinical and translational research.

    August 21, 2009

    Tooling Up: Myths About Industry Jobs

    There's more common ground between industry and academia than you think.

    August 21, 2009

    Independent Postdocs, Part 2: On-the-Ground Experiences

    Three postdocs describe their early and successful transitions to research independence.

    August 28, 2009

    Winning Strategies: Advice from PECASE Winners

    There are no fail-safe recipes for success, but some basic, tried-and-true principles can be counted on.

    September 04, 2009

    Mind Matters: A Low-Stress Semester

    September brings inevitable but manageable stress for scientists in academia.