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    September 26, 2008

    French Research in Transition

    How are governments reforms benefiting scientists in the lab?

    October 10, 2008

    Leadership, Stability, and Social Responsibility

    Annual survey of the top 20 life science employers.

    November 07, 2008

    Sprouting a Career in Regenerative Medicine

    There is more to regenerative medicine than stem cells. Explore the possibilities for an exciting, and rewarding, career in this field.

    December 05, 2008

    Shattering the Glass Closet

    Acceptance in the workplace for "out" gay scientists is not that unusual in today's scientific work force—whether it...
    October 31, 2008

    Celtic Strength: Science in Ireland

    As Ireland invests heavily in science and technology, it is gaining recognition as a global player in biotech.

    February 06, 2009

    Advice for Beginning Faculty: How to Find the Best Postdoc

    You made it. You are finally the head of your own laboratory. You have money, space, equipment--all you need now are a few talented postdocs to help you carry out your research agenda. But how do you go about finding the right people for your lab?

    February 20, 2009

    Transferring Skills into Career Options

    Tertiary academic institutions provide a setting where would-be scientists can hone cutting-edge technical skills and push theoretical boundaries.

    March 06, 2009

    Singapore's Science Bet

    Singapore has fast become a significant biomedical hub. But can it maintain the momentum?

    March 13, 2009

    Safety First! Careers in Drug Safety and Toxicology

    While today's economic conditions are brutal, the forces shaping the drug industry's downsizing and restructuring have been at play for some time.

    April 03, 2009

    It's Getting Easier to Be Green: Jobs in Green Science

    People well versed in environmental topics, or productive in developing methods that lighten the environmental footprint, will be highly sought, key players in the development of the new economy—and well rewarded.

    April 24, 2009

    The Road to Diversity: Are We There Yet?

    On January 20, Barack Obama became the first African American to be sworn in as President of the United States. On that day television screens carried images of African American men and women moved to tears as they watched the historical event—one that many of them thought they would never witness in their lifetimes.

    May 08, 2009

    Corporate Culture in Current Times — Seeking the Right Fit

    Like it or not, each of us has only 168 hours a week to spend in whatever way we see fit, and most of us apply at least one-fourth of those hours—about half of our waking hours—engaged in some type of gainful employment.

    May 29, 2009

    Breaking Through the "Bamboo Ceiling" for Asian American Scientists

    About 20 years ago Alice, a virologist, was up for a position as university president. She was one of three possible candidates. But during her interview things started to go a bit sour when the committee persistently asked her what she would be willing to give up should she be given the job.

    June 26, 2009

    Looking Up in a Down Market: Cambridge, Oxford, and London

    The science job market in the London–Oxford–Cambridge triangle, after 10 years of rising public investment in the United Kingdom's science base, has never been stronger. But the shockwaves of the financial crisis are undermining the biotech industry and pharma restructuring is hitting R&D, while academia is refocusing research with a translational bent.

    July 17, 2009

    Venturing into New Ventures

    Intent on starting a business, Loleta Robinson (who has a medical degree and an M.B.A.), enrolled in ACTIVATE, a year-long University of Maryland, Baltimore program for aspiring entrepreneurial women.

    August 14, 2009

    Finding a Partner for Your Ph.D.

    The selection of a doctoral program: it's not quite marriage, but it's a long-term commitment that could turn into a lifetime relationship, perhaps impacting—positively or negatively—the rest of your research career.

    August 28, 2009

    The Evolving Postdoctoral Experience

    "I think there is an increased awareness of the contributions postdocs make."

    September 11, 2009

    Funding Your Future: Publish Or Perish

    Publish or perish is the scientist's maxim—with good reason. Career advancement hinges on publications. But data generation requires dollars. And as the time it takes for investigators to become financially independent grows, the old adage may also motivate early-career researchers to capitalize on their youth.

    September 25, 2009

    Public-Private Partnerships: A Recipe For Success?

    The global financial crisis has beaten down science budgets everywhere. So it's no surprise that science-spending forecasts for Europe are grim.

    October 02, 2009

    Innovation More Critical Than Ever

    The year 2009 has been a time of change for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. With a weakened global economy and dwindling drug pipelines, many of the companies that made the list of Science's 2009 top employers are finding that maintaining innovation through collaborations and partnerships is critical to success.

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