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July 26, 2002

LGBT Scientists Must Chart Their Own Course

"It is still wise to plan carefully and to exercise caution when making choices about when, how, and to whom you come out."

June 24, 2011

Mapping the Route to Retirement

The decision to retire has professional, financial, and psychosocial implications that scientists need to think about and plan for well in advance.

June 26, 2009

Career Renewal for Established Scientists

Some senior faculty members continue to be productive, whereas others become deadwood or just meander along.

June 26, 2009

Rejuvenation Tips for Tenured Faculty

Staying engaged, motivated, and productive for the decades that stretch beyond tenure can be challenging.

February 03, 2012

Content Collection: Mentoring Advice

A good mentor at each career stage can greatly enhance your professional and personal achievement.

June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

Ed Lazowska
March 27, 2013

"We Are the World"

Computer science veteran Ed Lazowska argues that his field is poised to dominate careers in the sciences.

February 11, 2011

Surfing the Tsunami

Scientists in many disciplines need informatics and computational skills to exploit the increasingly vast quantities of available data.

February 11, 2011

More Than Words

Biomedical ontology is growing as an informatics specialty, and ontologies are proving to be powerful software and data-mining tools.

December 03, 2010

Choosing Between Science and Caring?

Research suggests that many able women view careers in hard science as inimical to important values.

March 10, 2006

Writing a Winning Cover Letter

“If the cover letter is to be effective, it must definitely be tailored to the particular institution.” --Kenton Whitmire

September 20, 2002

The Cover Letter: Door Opener Par Excellence

"Writing something that is powerful and yet short is the single most difficult kind of business writing."

March 20, 2009

The Informational Interview

Landing an informational interview starts with good networking. Succeeding at it takes preparation and practice.

July 16, 2013

Opportunities Come Through People

The goal of networking is to form and strengthen the relationships that are essential to the optimal conduct of science.

October 24, 2008

Tooling Up: Enhance Your Job Search Online

There's no substitute for in-person networking, but LinkedIn, the professional networking Web site, can advance your job search.

June 24, 2011

Experimental Error: What Happens in the Lab Stays in the Lab

Our labs are science-based mini-societies -- so why do we run them in the same arbitrary and bureaucratic way as the rest of the world?

April 29, 2004

The Academic Scientists' Toolkit

[Go to the bottom of the page.] Introduction Getting Hired Getting Funded Research Grant Sources Publishing Book...
April 16, 2010

Tooling Up: Clear and Succinct Rules the Day

The job search is immeasurably aided by good, transparent writing.

December 08, 2006

Special Feature: Scientific Opportunities in China

Science Careers identifies some of the good -- and not-so-good -- opportunities for Western researchers in China.

February 29, 2008

Research in Translation: Getting Published

"We're interested both in papers that identify a new feature of a disease or a new mechanism by which disease is regulated and studies that investigate the mechanism behind a response to an experimental drug or vaccine that's already in use." --Heather Van Epps