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April 06, 2012

Troubled by Interdisciplinarity?

If you choose an interdisciplinary research career, it's up to you to create a context in which you can succeed.

April 06, 2012

What the Doctors Ordered

Medical practice has changed to meet the needs of female physicians. How likely is academic science to make a similar adjustment?

April 13, 2012

Going Against the Grain

As a graduate student, Denis Gebauer had to work hard to prove that his unorthodox findings on crystallization were real.

April 13, 2012

Swimming With SHArKs

In a world where research is valued above all, how do teaching and outreach experiences influence careers?

April 13, 2012

Computational Biologists: The Next Pharma Scientists?

Drug development companies are now hiring more computational biologists, creating an abundance of high-paying jobs.

April 20, 2012

Career Q&A: From Science to Fiction

Spanish pharmacologist Amàlia Lafuente has written a novel about the personal and professional conflicts faced by early-career researchers.

April 20, 2012

Tooling Up: You Will Never Be Appreciated

Scientists and other professionals can increase their job satisfaction by kicking their addiction to praise.

April 27, 2012

Thick Books and Thin Films

Before you pick up that next thriller novel, remember that scientists are not exactly as they are often portrayed.

April 27, 2012

In Person: Consulting for Career Enhancement

A group of grad students and postdocs has created a successful, non-profit consulting group to improve their private-sector employment prospects.

April 27, 2012

Another NPA Founder Speaks

Today, NPA co-founder Karen Christopherson is principal scientist at a unit of Pfizer.

May 04, 2012

Western U.S. Bioclusters: The Pioneer Spirit

Each western U.S. biocluster has its own history, unique personality, and distinct area of focus. Here’s a guide to three of them. By Chris Tachibana.

May 04, 2012

Two Reports and the Worlds They Made

Why do clinical medicine and academic science—both expert labor markets—offer such different career outlooks?

May 04, 2012

Translational Volcanology

There is still a gap between modeling-based predictions and deciding when to evacuate a city.

May 04, 2012

Volcanologists for Public Safety

Three volcanologists tell Science Careers how their work enhances public health and safety for communities at risk from volcanoes.

May 11, 2012

Submitting Your Best-Possible R01 Application

At a meeting on Long Island, some neuroscientists got tips on how to win an R01 in lean times.

May 11, 2012

Perspective: Real Data on Career Preferences

When it comes to careers, graduate students in the sciences are flexible, a new study shows.

May 11, 2012

Career Q&A: A Successful Career Without Credentials

Paleontologist Jack Horner overcame dyslexia and the lack of a traditional education to become a world leader in his field.

May 18, 2012

Understanding Minds to Win Over Hearts

For scientists who study conflict's motivations and consequences, the brain is the battlefield that matters.

May 18, 2012

In Person: Family-Friendly Science Careers

We need to let young women know that it is possible to have a science career and a family.

May 18, 2012

Tooling Up: How to Swim With Sharks

Here's what you need to know about third-party services that offer to help with your job search.

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