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October 07, 2005

What a Difference 10 Years Makes

Some of the most important lessons only happen when scientists take their newly honed skills out into the job market.

July 19, 2013

Unprecedented Uncertainty for Young Spanish Scientists

The difficult financial situation at the largest research institution in Spain is bringing more delays and uncertainty to early-career scientists.

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
July 22, 2013

Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

January 01, 2010

Coming to America: Doing a Postdoc in the U.S.

The logistics can be intimidating, but there are rewards in going to the United States for a postdoc.

November 21, 2003

The Perfect Postdoc: A Primer

If it's time to start looking for a postdoc, it's also time to take a good, hard look at your prospects and long-term plans.

November 26, 2004

Postdoc Fellowships in Government

"While this may not necessarily be the way to get a government job," says Candace Robinson, team leader for the physical, earth sciences, and ecology NSERC fellowship programs, "it is a good way to get experience in government and see if it's something that you like."

September 02, 2011

A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology

Justin Siegel rationally engineered unnatural enzymes partly thanks to technology his dad helped develop.

September 10, 2010

Testing Mother Earth's Resilience

Growing up in the Kruger National Park in South Africa allowed Reinette Biggs to shape her research career in unusual ways.

November 27, 2009

Careers in Climate Change Research: Feature Index

Opportunities are expanding for natural and social scientists willing to tackle climate change.

September 24, 2010

Making Each Other More Human

The 50-year partnership of Donald and Ada Olins is based on good communication and a shared passion for chromatin structure.

May 14, 2010

Taken for Granted: Intimate Collaborators

Scientists' strong propensity to pair up romantically, research shows, can either help or hurt their careers.

September 30, 2011

Modern Sherlock Holmes With a Business Twist

Scientists working in business intelligence analyze large data sets for business clients.

January 29, 2010

Mind Matters: Gossip in the Lab -- Proceed with Caution

Workplace gossip may have its positive effects, but it needs to be handled with care.

November 07, 2008

The Trick to a Rewarding Career

Throughout his professional journey, Marc Hermann has always done "Exactly What He Always Wanted to Do"

July 24, 2013

Want to Be a Professor? Choose Math

Compared to other fields, mathematics looks like a healthy career path, with few people stuck in the postdoc holding pattern and many ending up in the jobs they trained for.

July 26, 2013

Jack of One Hyperspecific Trade

Is it really possible to be a student of all sciences? No, it isn't.

Taken for Granted
July 26, 2013

Employed (But Not in His Field)

America's most famous unemployed electrical engineer has found a job—in the quality department.

July 26, 2013

Researcher Charged in Wife's Cyanide Death

Robert Ferrante reportedly bought cyanide days before his neurologist wife was poisoned, but he insists on his innocence.

Taken for Granted
July 29, 2013

Unionization Boosts Pay for Adjunct Faculty

Unionization helps adjunct faculty receive better benefits and earn more, but their compensation is still dismal.