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January 21, 2011

Fix The System, Not The Women

Despite a wide range of initiatives to support women scientists in their careers, considerable barriers remain, as shown in a recent report by AAAS/L'Oréal. We examine what issues still need addressing in order to break down the remaining hurdles.

February 11, 2011

Moving Up The Academic Ladder

Academic research careers consist of a succession of ranks within a fairly predictable time frame. There are some steps researchers can take to make sure that this progression goes as planned.

March 18, 2011

Recovering From Postdoc Mistakes

There are clever means and methods to remedy even the most serious of postdoc slip-ups.

March 25, 2011

Translating Cancer Research In The New Millennium

With the dawn of personalized medicine, a burst of information has been brought forth that needs wrangling in order to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment.

May 13, 2011

From the Lab to the Clinic and Back: Translational Research Training and Careers

Translational research programs bring together physicians, bench scientists, bioengineers, epidemiologists, patent experts, and more. The goal is learning to communicate across disciplines to achieve advances in health care.

June 17, 2011

Advancing in Industry: Choosing Among Many Paths

The key to success is being flexible and open to change as well as having a collaborative spirit.

July 15, 2011

Melding Talents with a Career in Bioprocessing

Bioprocessing is an expanding field encompassing any process that uses living cells or their components to obtain desired products, such as biofuels and therapeutics.

August 26, 2011

Postdocs: Striving for Success in a Tough Economy

Despite tighter budgets, the attributes contributing to a successful postdoc experience have not changed, according to the postdoc supervisors who completed this year's annual survey for Science Careers.

September 02, 2011

Internationalizing Japan's Scientific Landscape

Slowly but surely it appears that the Land of the Rising Sun is emerging from its self-imposed technological isolation.

September 09, 2011

Financial Planning for Scientists

With the right planning and enough forethought, academics can enjoy financial stability and a comfortable, if not prosperous, retirement.

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.

October 21, 2011

Academic Opportunities in European Science

European Union member states have plans in place to make Europe an attractive destination for early and mid-career academic professionals.

November 04, 2011

The Many Fields of Neuroscience: Shifting from Synapses to Society

Neuroscience has joined forces with other disciplines, creating areas of focus that range from individual cells to social communities.

December 09, 2011

Focus on China: BIG Science in a BIG Country

In a large country with many voices, the government, the academic community, and grassroots groups all have ideas and advice for young scientists.

January 13, 2012

Wanted: B.S. and M.S. Scientists in Life Sciences Industries

B.S.- and M.S.-level professionals are finding more and more opportunities in industry and are often considered strategically important to a company’s growth.

February 03, 2012

Lab Is Where the Heart Is? Trials and Tribulations of Lab Culture

As a “home away from home” for many scientists, labs are replete with interpersonal dynamics. But PI’s can help set a positive tone.

March 09, 2012

The Creative Fundraiser: The Many Roles for the Postdoc in Search of Support

More and more postdocs (and even grad students) are demonstrating their ingenuity in where and how they seek and secure the necessary research resources.

March 23, 2012

Overcoming Challenges: Renewed Focus on Cancer Vaccines

The cancer vaccine field is growing rapidly, offering ample opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to grow their careers.

April 06, 2012

Opportunities in the Eastern U.S. Life Sciences Clusters

Explore the history and career trends of three eastern U.S. bioclusters: Massachusetts, Maryland/ Washington, DC, and North Carolina.

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.