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July 11, 2008

Focus On Europe: Research by the Numbers?

European research institutions seek to diversify funding sources as well as their work force.

August 15, 2008

Positions Available: No Ph.D. Required?

Not sure a Ph.D. is the best route? Take heart: There are plenty of opportunities in science for those who have a B.S. or M.S. degree.

August 29, 2008

The Postdoc Experience: Not Always What You Expect

Find out what scientists believe makes for a successful postdoctoral experience - responses collected from our annual postdoc survey.

September 26, 2008

French Research in Transition

How are governments reforms benefiting scientists in the lab?

October 10, 2008

Leadership, Stability, and Social Responsibility

Annual survey of the top 20 life science employers.

November 07, 2008

Sprouting a Career in Regenerative Medicine

There is more to regenerative medicine than stem cells. Explore the possibilities for an exciting, and rewarding, career in this field.

December 05, 2008

Shattering the Glass Closet

Acceptance in the workplace for "out" gay scientists is not that unusual in today's scientific work force—whether it...
October 31, 2008

Celtic Strength: Science in Ireland

As Ireland invests heavily in science and technology, it is gaining recognition as a global player in biotech.

February 06, 2009

Advice for Beginning Faculty: How to Find the Best Postdoc

You made it. You are finally the head of your own laboratory. You have money, space, equipment--all you need now are a few talented postdocs to help you carry out your research agenda. But how do you go about finding the right people for your lab?

February 20, 2009

Transferring Skills into Career Options

Tertiary academic institutions provide a setting where would-be scientists can hone cutting-edge technical skills and push theoretical boundaries.

March 06, 2009

Singapore's Science Bet

Singapore has fast become a significant biomedical hub. But can it maintain the momentum?

March 13, 2009

Safety First! Careers in Drug Safety and Toxicology

While today's economic conditions are brutal, the forces shaping the drug industry's downsizing and restructuring have been at play for some time.

April 03, 2009

It's Getting Easier to Be Green: Jobs in Green Science

People well versed in environmental topics, or productive in developing methods that lighten the environmental footprint, will be highly sought, key players in the development of the new economy—and well rewarded.

April 24, 2009

The Road to Diversity: Are We There Yet?

On January 20, Barack Obama became the first African American to be sworn in as President of the United States. On that day television screens carried images of African American men and women moved to tears as they watched the historical event—one that many of them thought they would never witness in their lifetimes.

May 08, 2009

Corporate Culture in Current Times — Seeking the Right Fit

Like it or not, each of us has only 168 hours a week to spend in whatever way we see fit, and most of us apply at least one-fourth of those hours—about half of our waking hours—engaged in some type of gainful employment.

May 29, 2009

Breaking Through the "Bamboo Ceiling" for Asian American Scientists

About 20 years ago Alice, a virologist, was up for a position as university president. She was one of three possible candidates. But during her interview things started to go a bit sour when the committee persistently asked her what she would be willing to give up should she be given the job.

June 26, 2009

Looking Up in a Down Market: Cambridge, Oxford, and London

The science job market in the London–Oxford–Cambridge triangle, after 10 years of rising public investment in the United Kingdom's science base, has never been stronger. But the shockwaves of the financial crisis are undermining the biotech industry and pharma restructuring is hitting R&D, while academia is refocusing research with a translational bent.

July 17, 2009

Venturing into New Ventures

Intent on starting a business, Loleta Robinson (who has a medical degree and an M.B.A.), enrolled in ACTIVATE, a year-long University of Maryland, Baltimore program for aspiring entrepreneurial women.

August 14, 2009

Finding a Partner for Your Ph.D.

The selection of a doctoral program: it's not quite marriage, but it's a long-term commitment that could turn into a lifetime relationship, perhaps impacting—positively or negatively—the rest of your research career.

August 28, 2009

The Evolving Postdoctoral Experience

"I think there is an increased awareness of the contributions postdocs make."