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    February 12, 2010

    Reaching Gender Equity in Science: The Importance of Role Models And Mentors

    The number of women embarking on science careers has been increasing steadily during the past several decades. Although women scientists continue to be underrepresented at the faculty level, many women have established rewarding and successful careers in science—thanks in part to having had role models and mentors whose paths they could follow.

    March 05, 2010

    Careers Beyond the Bench

    After completing their graduate studies, many scientists have moved away from the bench and found rewarding careers in areas from grant administration to venture capital. While still making use of the training and skills gained during graduate school, these "alternative" careers are a better match for many.

    March 12, 2010

    Lab Management: The Human Elements

    You've reached a career milestone: managing your own lab. This recognition of your achievements attests to your hard work, attention to detail, commitment to a goal—and outstanding science. But be prepared. You're about to face challenges you may not have considered.

    April 09, 2010

    Systems Biology and Bioinformatics: Something for Everyone

    Systems biology and bioinformatics want you. These highly collaborative fields are looking for biologists, engineers, chemists, mathematicians, and computer programmers.

    April 23, 2010

    Mythbusting for Academics: Considering a Job in Biotech/Pharma

    Although academia and industry differ in many ways, the two environments are ultimately more similar than they are different.

    May 14, 2010

    Go With The Flow: A Wave of Water-Related Opportunities

    Proliferating water problems are building a wave of opportunities for scientific expertise, knowledge, and innovative solution. Here's a look at the growing pool of diverse needs

    June 11, 2010

    Advancing Science in Spain: Not Simply a Quixotic Quest

    The tapas of Barcelona, the Prado of Madrid, and the architecture of Sevilla are all international draws to the nation of Spain, but its scientific heritage has not always been so noteworthy.

    June 18, 2010

    Professional Science Master's Degrees

    Now over a decade old, Professional Science Master's degrees are proving themselves to be a practical and valuable alternative to a Ph.D.

    July 30, 2010

    The World Is Your Lab on a Postdoc or Sabbatical Abroad

    Scientists who have done a foreign postdoc or sabbatical say it's the experience of a lifetime, and are eager to offer encouragement and advice.

    August 27, 2010

    The Postdoc Experience: Taking A Long Term View

    Faced with a shaky economy and an increasingly competitive job market, postdocs are being forced to take a long-term view of their positions.

    September 10, 2010

    Big Thinking At Small Universities

    Numerous factors, large and small, come into play when one is deciding where to pursue a research career. Here, faculty members and deans size up their decision to work at a smaller institution and the issues that they face.

    September 24, 2010

    Focus on Germany

    With the German Government now five years into a major program for investment in scientific research and innovation, we take a look at the new career opportunities that have opened up.

    October 08, 2010

    Fostering Respect And Innovation Communication Is Key

    Every science-based company has a set of values or a mission statement. Many talk about respecting employees and valuing innovation—two key criteria in Science’s Top Employers Survey. But the top companies in Science’s survey ensure that these abstract principles are embodied in concrete ways.

    October 01, 2010

    Closeted Discoverers: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Scientists

    Think “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” applies only to the military? This too happens in the sciences, at all levels, from academia and industry to professional societies.

    December 03, 2010

    It Pays To Plan: Why You Need A Career Map

    The traditional path—graduate school to postdoc to academic tenure-track—is no longer a sure thing. How can you gain an edge in the increasingly competitive science profession? Start building your career plan.

    January 21, 2011

    Fix The System, Not The Women

    Despite a wide range of initiatives to support women scientists in their careers, considerable barriers remain, as shown in a recent report by AAAS/L'Oréal. We examine what issues still need addressing in order to break down the remaining hurdles.

    February 11, 2011

    Moving Up The Academic Ladder

    Academic research careers consist of a succession of ranks within a fairly predictable time frame. There are some steps researchers can take to make sure that this progression goes as planned.

    March 18, 2011

    Recovering From Postdoc Mistakes

    There are clever means and methods to remedy even the most serious of postdoc slip-ups.

    March 25, 2011

    Translating Cancer Research In The New Millennium

    With the dawn of personalized medicine, a burst of information has been brought forth that needs wrangling in order to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    May 13, 2011

    From the Lab to the Clinic and Back: Translational Research Training and Careers

    Translational research programs bring together physicians, bench scientists, bioengineers, epidemiologists, patent experts, and more. The goal is learning to communicate across disciplines to achieve advances in health care.

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