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    August 24, 2012

    The Postdoc Experience: High Expectations, Grounded in Reality

    Respondents to this year's Annual Postdoc Survey share their advice for staying competitive in today's job market.

    April 21, 2006

    Tooling Up: Guerrilla Marketing Yourself

    "Personal branding is not about presenting a false image. It is about understanding what is unique about you--your accomplishments, experience, attitude--and then using that to differentiate yourself from other job hunters. Your brand is your edge in the job market." --Levinson and Perry

    September 16, 2005

    Tooling Up: The Real Deal vs. Well-Oiled: Who Gets the Offer?

    The preparation may be facilitated by a book, magazine article, or online career advice column, but the response itself isn't programmed. It is the result of a serious self-assessment and the advance knowledge of what typically happens in an interview.

    November 25, 2005

    U.K.' s Energy-Research Renewal

    "The research opportunities in energy," adds Lord Oxburgh, "are some of the most challenging and exciting that exist in any discipline."

    August 29, 2008

    Making a Scientific Impact

    Kit Parker and his team of military veterans at Harvard are investigating the mechanical forces involved in traumatic brain injury.

    Taken for Granted
    August 29, 2008

    University of California Postdoc Union Wins Official Recognition

    The state employment board count of cards confirms a majority, officially unionizing the nation's largest group of postdocs.

    August 29, 2008

    After Success Abroad, a Polish Scientist Returns Home

    Agnieszka Dobrzyn has reaped the rewards of efforts to keep top young scientists in Poland.

    July 27, 2007

    The NIH R01 Toolkit

    Science 's Next Wave published "Getting an NIH R01," which became the most frequently accessed Next Wave article for...
    September 12, 2008

    Creative Ways to Energize Your Career

    Science faculty can transform their training and expertise into stimulating new professional activities, well beyond their job descriptions.

    Paula Stephan
    December 21, 2012

    Person of the Year: Paula Stephan

    The labor economist has worked for years behind the scenes, but this year she went public.

    Christos Anastopoulos in front of a small-scale model of the ATLAS detector at CERN.
    December 21, 2012

    Breakthrough of the Year: Seekers of the Higgs Boson

    Science Careers talks to three young investigators who contributed to this year's monumental discovery.

    December 28, 2012

    Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

    The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

    Taken for Granted
    January 04, 2013

    Bordering on Confusion

    High-skill immigration reform is more complicated and contentious than it looks, an expert conference shows.

    Alan Houghton
    January 11, 2013

    In Person: My Boss With Stephen Hawking Disease

    A protégé pays tribute to the humanity and resilience of immunologist Alan Houghton.

    Patrick Canupp
    January 11, 2013

    Science on the Fast Track

    NASCAR is hiring mechanical engineers and aerodynamics scientists to shave milliseconds off lap times and push racecars to their limits.

     
    January 18, 2013

    Questions to Set Your Sails By (Part 2)

    Answering these six questions can help you choose your career path without having to make major course corrections.

    Grocery Shelves
    January 18, 2013

    Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

    The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

    February 01, 2013

    Five Steps to a Successful Sabbatical

    Reconfiguring a professional and personal life takes serious planning. Here are five pointers from professors with recent sabbatical experience.

    January 25, 2013

    Regrettable Resumes

    Charged with perusing applications for an open scientist job, our columnist lowers his standards.

    January 25, 2013

    Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

    The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

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