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    Icy river/Boston
    February 25, 2013

    Success Factors in Transformative Research

    One of the last sessions at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting looked at transformative research and the factors that facilitate it—or don't.

    Melanie Lee
    September 26, 2008

    From Watching 'The Expert' to Becoming An Expert

    Melanie Lee credits hard work with her success in climbing the corporate ladder and shattering others' expectations of her.

    September 26, 2008

    Tooling Up: My Career Dissected

    After years of pointing out others' career mistakes, Dave Jensen highlights some of his own.

    September 26, 2008

    Union Aftershocks in California

    The University of California system is adjusting to the idea of life with a postdoc union, but not everyone is happy about the outcome.

    February 27, 2013

    Content Collection: Gaining Independence

    Achieving independence as a researcher is a balancing act, requiring planning, on-the-job training, and diplomacy.

    February 27, 2013

    NSF Announces Sequestration Plans

    In response to the sequester, the National Science Foundation plans to award approximately 1000 fewer grants.

    Taken for Granted
    March 01, 2013

    Live From D.C., It's High-Skill Immigration Reform!

    Recent political pronouncements would be laughable if they weren't potentially so harmful.

    Taken for Granted
    March 01, 2013

    The Complexity of Gender Differences in Choosing STEM

    There's no simple answer to the question of why women choose science-related fields less often than men.

    March 04, 2013

    A Videocast on Industry Interviews—from NIH

    NIH branches out, presenting a videocast on interviewing for jobs beyond the ivory tower.

    March 05, 2013

    Plodding Progress for Women, Minorities in Science

    A recent NSF report finds that efforts to improve the representation of women, minorities, and people with disabilities in science and engineering are slow going.

    March 05, 2013

    Follow the BRICK Road of Research Progress

    South Korea joins the ranks of emerging science powerhouse nations.

    March 06, 2013

    Surviving as a Postdoc

    Australian postdoc Charmaine Tam shares tips on how to make it through this early phase of a research career.

    The Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
    March 08, 2013

    Vienna Event Aims to Help Eastern Scientists Compete for European Grants

    In Vienna, Eastern and central European scientists gathered to network and learn how to be more competitive for ERC grants.

    March 08, 2013

    International Women's Day 2013

    To commemorate International Women's Day, we present a sampling of recent articles featuring accomplished women doing a wide variety of scientific work.

    March 08, 2013

    Should Researchers Have More IRB Discretion?

    A report issued this month by the American Association of University Professors concludes that academic researchers should have the authority to decide whether their proposed studies require review by an institutional review board. 

    Vicky Miller
    March 11, 2013

    'IMPROV'ing My Communication Skills

    Postdoc Vicky Miller writes that improvisation classes have made her a better scientist.

    March 12, 2013

    Plagiarism Suspected in Successful NSF Grant Proposals

    Plagiarism software uncovers nearly 100 cases of plagiarism in one year's successful NSF grant proposals.

    March 12, 2013

    A Law (Not) Unto Itself

    Lawyers, like scientists, struggle to find jobs.

    Eric Kaplan
    March 13, 2013

    Q&A: From Philosophy to The Big Bang

    Science Careers talks to Eric Kaplan, co-executive producer of the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, about his work on the show.

    March 14, 2013

    A Tragic Tale of Two Postdocs

    Pressure on scientists to produce impressive results that will bring in grants or renewals has never been greater.