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June 06, 2014

The Travails of the Trailing Spouse

Being a trailing spouse is better than not having a job, says an essayist at Inside Higher Ed, but it’s no walk in the park.

June 05, 2014

On the Road Again

With his Ph.D. nearly finished, Jacopo Marino has decided to leave the University of Zurich and finish his research in Stockholm.

Taken for Granted
June 05, 2014

Data and Politics

A new report and a Senate speech, at least temporarily, shift the focus of the STEM debate.

Taken for Granted
June 04, 2014

No STEM Shortage in Indiana, a Report Says

A Ball State University study finds a “continuing excess supply” of workers in scientific and technical fields.

June 04, 2014

Luck, Brilliance, and Persistence

Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.

June 02, 2014

Want to Be a PI? What Are the Odds?

Using an analysis from a new paper, we built an app that predicts the probability that you’ll become a principal investigator someday.

June 02, 2014

Career Moneyball

An article released today allows you to calculate your odds of becoming a principal investigator. We spoke to the authors.

May 30, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 30 May 2014

STAP cell retraction … citizen scientists get a spaceship … China embraces Western values … physicists rain on neuroscientists’ parade … an interview with NSF’s new director.

May 29, 2014

An Unlikely Ally for Science Workforce Scholars

Science-workforce scholars have been turning up lately in a surprising place: in the speeches of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

May 29, 2014

In Japan, Seeking More Jobs for “Posudoku”

According to The Japan News, a new policy requires Japanese universities to act to ensure good research jobs for Japanese postdocs.

May 28, 2014

Guardians of Science

Scientist-investigators at the U.S. Office of Research Integrity are on the front lines of the war to protect the scientific literature.

May 27, 2014

Winter Is Coming

Meteorologist Elena Stautzebach will spend more than a year at the German research base Neumayer-Station III, in Antarctica.

May 23, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 23 May 2014

Replicating Meyerhoff … delaying the FIRST Act … Dance Your Ph.D. … science of inequality … inequality in science … replication woes … Working Life

May 22, 2014

A Science Career Story

This week, we introduce Working Life, a weekly column in Science produced by Science Careers.

May 22, 2014

Breaking the Class Ceiling

Working-class students and faculty face disadvantages, but mentoring and resilience can help them through.

May 21, 2014

Training Reforms Could Boost Productivity

In Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Shirley Tilghman argues that sensible training reforms need not reduce research productivity.

May 20, 2014

Forgive Me, Scientists, for I Have Sinned

To be a proper scientist, is it necessary to conform to the standard template?

May 20, 2014

A New Prize and a New Lab from Bell Labs

On a major scientific anniversary, Alcatel-Lucent announces a competition and a new R&D location.

May 19, 2014

Career Q&As

A collection of interviews with interesting scientists, focusing on their careers.

May 16, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 16 May 2014

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.