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    June 19, 2009

    Professional Polish

    When dressing for a job interview, it pays to cultivate conformity--and attention to detail--instead of individuality.

    June 19, 2009

    Following in Darwin's Footsteps

    Archaeologist and naturalist Jordi Serrallonga has developed an unconventional career for which research and travel are both adventures.

    June 19, 2009

    Four Must-Haves for Convincing Communication

    If you're not a natural-born communicator, you can still communicate effectively by learning a few key points.

    June 26, 2009

    Career Renewal for Established Scientists

    Some senior faculty members continue to be productive, whereas others become deadwood or just meander along.

    June 26, 2009

    Rejuvenation Tips for Tenured Faculty

    Staying engaged, motivated, and productive for the decades that stretch beyond tenure can be challenging.

    June 26, 2009

    Revising Best-Laid Plans

    Tenured scientists tell stories about how they managed to restart their research careers.

    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.

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