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August 20, 2013

A Cloudburst of Computing Power

For scientists seeking computing resources, the commercial cloud offers an alternative to supercomputers and high-performance computing centers.

August 22, 2013

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: The Challenges of Interdisciplinary Science

The hardest part of interdisciplinary collaborations is collaborating in an interdisciplinary way.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Motions to Dismiss Charges Against Patrick Harran Rejected by Court

A Los Angeles judge today rejected motions by lawyers for Patrick Harran to dismiss his felony charges arising from the 2008 death of lab assistant Sheri Sangji.

August 27, 2013

The Agony and Ecstasy of Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

Collaborating with peers outside your field can be rewarding and career-boosting—but it can also make you an outsider in your own field.

August 28, 2013

The Life Scientist Bubble

"It's hard to see how a system in which the innovators are commodified can long survive," writes a long-term postdoc in the life sciences.

June 10, 2011

From the Nobel Prize to Third World Medicine: An Interview With Peter Agre

Physician-scientist Peter Agre discusses science diplomacy in an editorial in this week's issue of Science Translational Medicine. He recently spoke to Science Careers about his career, research, and path to science advocacy and Third World medicine.

May 10, 2002

Networking: How to Get a Good Connection

Effective networking requires creating a dialogue.

March 23, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Making the Most of a Conference

Starting the conference well-prepared and maintaining a proper balance between presentations and coffee breaks can make your conference experience a source of inspiration.

August 14, 2009

Top 10 Tips to Maximize Your Mentoring

Cultivating and nurturing your mentoring relationships are essential, particularly in the complex landscape of clinical and translational research.

October 08, 2010

Top 10 Tips for Mentors

Being an effective mentor requires being a good listener, setting boundaries, providing support and criticism, and celebrating milestones.

September 05, 2008


When protons start colliding next month at CERN's Large Hadron Collider, Turkish particle physicist Bilge Demirköz will make sure physicists see what happens.

August 06, 2013

Career Lessons From Lindau

Three young scientists tell Science Careers how their experiences at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting influenced their research and career.

September 21, 2012

Annual Top Employers Survey: Stability in the Face of Change

Biopharmas that have fared well despite global economic turmoil have done so using various strategies—and by valuing and respecting the scientists who work for them.

September 16, 2011

Innovation and Research: The Human Factor

Continuous innovation and outstanding research are the most important attributes to respondents choosing this year's best biotech and pharma companies.

March 30, 2012

Does a Professional Science Master's Degree Pay Off?

Hard data on PSM graduates are scanty, but anecdotal evidence of their success abounds.

February 04, 2011

Taken for Granted: Doing Something Different With Your Science

The first postdoctoral professional master’s degree graduates are very positive about the program.

March 07, 2008

Mastering the Job Market

Professional science master's degrees, like the Master of Business Administration degree on which they are modeled, are designed as terminal credentials for people seeking science-based careers outside of academe.

November 09, 2012

Content Collection: Talking to the Public

The benefits of public engagement justify the effort required to develop the necessary skills.

August 05, 2013

Study Examines Which Faculty Members Retire—and Which Don’t

The faculty members who hang on to their jobs, apparently, have smaller pensions and nothing else to do.