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    August 24, 2012

    Perspective: On Motivation

    The best way to motivate scientists is to engage them, encourage them, and stay out of their way.

    August 31, 2012

    Helping Paralympians Go for Gold

    Sports biomechanics researcher Barry Mason works on improving wheelchair design for basketball and rugby athletes.

    August 31, 2012

    Spotlight on Diversity

    Filmmaker and physicist Aziza Baccouche, who is blind, showcases the challenges and successes of diverse scientists in a new documentary series.

    September 07, 2012

    Editorial: Planning Career Paths for Ph.D.s

    By turning introspection into a structured exercise, myIDP allows science trainees to translate a vague source of anxiety into a working plan.

    September 07, 2012

    Rethinking the Ph.D.

    Overlong and insufficiently focused on available careers, traditional Ph.D. programs clearly need reform: What changes make sense?

    September 07, 2012

    You Need a Game Plan

    Introducing myIDP, the first comprehensive, online tool to help you choose and pursue a science career.

    September 14, 2012

    Finding Balance: The Professor/Entrepreneur

    For academics who recognize that their discovery or innovation can be commercialized, it is key to find avenues to balance professorial and entrepreneurial activities. By Alaina G. Levine.

    September 14, 2012

    Introduction: Communications Tech in the Lab

    The Internet and ubiquitous video are changing how science is done.

    September 14, 2012

    Must a Paper Trail Be Paper?

    Most scientists continue to use tried-and-true paper lab notebooks, but electronic alternatives beckon some.

    September 14, 2012

    YouTube at the Bench

    Video technology has the potential to dramatically improve the dissemination of lab protocols and techniques.

    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 21, 2012

    Documenting Exposure for Disease Prevention

    French epidemiologist Emilie Counil studies the health implications of environmental and workplace carcinogen exposure to help inform health policies.

    September 21, 2012

    What’s Your Question?

    Never mind answering questions—what questions should you ask at a job interview?

    September 21, 2012

    So You Think You Have Skills

    Figuring out what you know—and what you need to know—is essential in training for a science career.

    September 28, 2012

    Focus On China: A Tale of Two Cities

    Beijing and Shanghai are two cities at the forefront of Chinese science, offering scientists ample career opportunities. By Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore

    September 28, 2012

    The Audacity of Graduate School

    The overworked grad student seems to embody the most pointless aspects of graduate school.

    September 28, 2012

    Big Pharma Ramps Up Postdoc Programs

    After years of layoffs, drug companies are turning to the youngest Ph.D. scientists for fresh ideas.

    September 28, 2012

    Content Collection: Getting your Research Published

    Proficiently publishing scientific articles is among the attributes that determine academic success.

    October 05, 2012

    Neurodegenerative and Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research: A Cerebral Career Choice

    The need for new treatments and a better understanding of brain disorders offer researchers an abundance of career opportunities. By Emma Hitt

    October 05, 2012

    America's Real Jobs Gap

    A new book diagnoses America's so-called skills gap and tells how it can easily be fixed.