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    September 04, 2009

    A 'Natural' Step?

    Rutgers postdocs join their bosses' union as union efforts multiply across the continent.

    September 04, 2009

    Choosing the Less Traveled Road

    Dutch molecular biologist Lars Jansen owes much of his scientific success to not going down the easy path.

    September 11, 2009

    Audacity, Part 1

    What do paradigm-shifting scientists have in common? The first in a series.

    September 11, 2009

    A Physician-Researcher Thrives in the Balance

    Regan Theiler balances her clinical work in the delivery room with lab research on infectious diseases.

    September 18, 2009

    A Physicist Finds a Rewarding Career in Charity

    Theoretical physicist Lucy Heady switched from science to solving social problems by pursuing a career in the charitable sector.

    September 18, 2009

    Tooling Up: The Regulatory Affairs Career Track

    Serving as liaisons between the government and drug developers, regulatory affairs specialists play a key role in getting drugs to market.

    September 18, 2009

    Pushing the Regulatory Agenda on Adult Stem Cells

    María Pascual has influenced European policy from her perch in regulatory affairs at an adult stem cell drug development company in Spain.

    September 25, 2009

    Special Feature: Careers in Humanitarian Science

    These scientists are applying their skills to relieve many of the world's ills, including food shortages, human-rights violations, and epidemic outbreaks in developing countries. (Photo: Refugees in Darfur, Sudan. Courtesy, USAID)

    September 25, 2009

    Serving Human Rights and Humanitarian Needs

    Three passionate scientists describe their careers dealing with human rights and humanitarian issues.

    September 25, 2009

    Working to Increase the Food Supply in the Developing World

    Three scientists work to increase and maintain the food supply in areas where food is scarce.

    October 02, 2009

    Flying High

    Despite a remarkable talent, Cecilia Aragon lacked the confidence she needed to be a scientist. And then she learned to fly.

    October 02, 2009

    Taken for Granted: Is a New Model Needed for Breakthrough Science?

    Traditional PI-centered research can't solve today's big technological problems, a lab leader asserts.

    October 09, 2009

    Audacity, Part 2: A Blueprint for Audacious Science

    To do breakthrough science, you need passion, a supportive institution and mentor, and a suitable problem.

    October 09, 2009

    The Entrepreneurial Bug

    Three academic scientists tell how they became afflicted by the drive to commercialize their science.

    October 09, 2009

    Making the Most of Opportunities and Challenges

    Salk Institute for Biological Studies neuroscientist Sam Pfaff went on to success following a falling out with his Ph.D. adviser.

    October 16, 2009

    Perspective: Three Crucial Questions When Applying to M.D.-Ph.D. Programs

    Is an M.D.-Ph.D. program right for me? Where should I apply? Where should I go?

    October 16, 2009

    Finding Your Way Into Policy Careers in Europe

    Getting a science policy job in Europe is largely a matter of choosing a beat and finding your own way in.

    October 16, 2009

    Focus Your Industry CV

    The concept of "résumé real estate" can lead to small changes in your CV that yield big rewards.

    June 17, 2011

    Questions and Answers: Pursuing an M.D.-Ph.D.

    This guide, adapted from AAMC, provides answers to frequently asked questions about M.D.-Ph.D. programs.

    October 23, 2009

    Getting--and Not Getting--Tenure

    Science Careers describes how to get tenure--and what some people do when they don't.