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May 29, 2009

Finding His Voice in Gene Silencing

French plant molecular biologist Olivier Voinnet bet his entire research career on gene silencing when it was still largely considered an artifact.

June 05, 2009

Building a Culture of Safety

State OSHA investigations of a fatal fire at UCLA point to changes needed to make academic labs safer.

June 05, 2009

Weighty Research in Microgravity

A medical doctor and an engineering student are preparing to carry out experiments in microgravity in a student competition from the European Space Agency.

June 12, 2009

Perspective: Speed Networking for Scientists

Speed networking can be an effective way to promote new research collaborations.

June 12, 2009

Reaching for the Stars

Maggie Aderin-Pocock's passion for science and space drives her career and public outreach.

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