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    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.

    Researchers
    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.

    March 15, 2013

    Human Resources Interviews

    You may be comfortable talking with scientists, but interviews with Human Resources are a different beast.

    Geodesy
    March 18, 2013

    The New Cartographers

    As maps have changed, so have mapmakers.

    March 19, 2013

    Making Ph.D. Programs Transparent

    Well-informed students make better decisions about doctoral training and postdoctoral careers.

    March 20, 2013

    Making Sense of Your Self-Assessment

    Once you've thought hard about your skills, interests, and values, it's time to narrow the range of career options you ought to consider.

    March 22, 2013

    In the Global Competition for Smart Minds, Germany Grows Its Catch

    With good long-term funding prospects and attractive salaries, Germany has become a major contender in the global competition among nations to draw in top talent.

    March 22, 2013

    Sexy, Sexy Scientists

    Our sexy columnist ponders the importance of sexiness in science.

    Oxford Students
    March 21, 2013

    Race Gaps at England's Elite Universities

    Investigations by The Guardian newspaper uncover disparities in the rates at which whites and minorities are admitted to competitive programs at Cambridge and Oxford universities.
     

    Fátima Al-Shahrour
    March 29, 2013

    Applying Bioinformatics to Precision Medicine

    Fátima Al-Shahrour is working to interpret the genome to help select more effective drugs for cancer patients.

    March 22, 2013

    Betting on Your Future

    A new crowd-funding platform allows grads to raise money by offering backers a share of their success.
     

    March 22, 2013

    Do Superior Abilities Keep Women Out of STEM?

    Women may be underrepresented in science because they're better than men at other things.
     

    March 25, 2013

    Want a Great Scientific Career? Choose Computer Science

    A BLS analysis suggests that most of the growth in science careers over the next decade or so will be in computer science.

    March 25, 2013

    Making the Move From Academe

    In an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Donny Wong shares some key insights into how to successfully make the transition from a grad school bench to a corporate office.

    Taken for Granted
    March 25, 2013

    Johns Hopkins Disputes Newspaper's Claims in Postdoc Story

    The university disputes the newspaper's account of a conflict involving claims of misconduct and an apparent suicide.
     

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