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July 13, 2012

A Capital Job for a Midwestern Transplant

Tiffany West helped turn Washington, D.C.'s HIV/AIDS effort into a widely admired program.

July 13, 2012

Out of India

Moupali Das’s roots led her to public health and caring for HIV/AIDS patients.

July 13, 2012

Career Q&A: Laurel Haak

The newly appointed executive director of ORCID discusses her career and her latest challenge.

July 20, 2012

Diversity: Promoting New Perspectives

Business and university leaders are seeking ways to increase personnel diversity to promote innovation. By Chris Tachibana.

July 20, 2012

Advice from the C-Suite

Advice from top executives reflects their years of experience climbing the corporate ranks, hiring people, and watching others succeed and fail.

July 20, 2012

How to Collaborate

Scientist seeks honest, reliable partner for meaningful research discussions and maybe more, ideally for a long-term relationship.

July 27, 2012

Help Not Wanted

The United States faces a severe shortage of qualified scientists—so why are there so many unemployed scientists?

July 27, 2012

A Career on the Fence

A graduate school dean and former Olympic athlete reflects on science, fencing, and how the two activities have benefited each other.

August 03, 2012

The Paddle and the Pipette

James Wade, a U.S. Olympic Canoe/Kayak Team alternate and a Ph.D. student in bioengineering, navigates a tricky course between his research and his sport.

August 03, 2012

Physicists Learn a Trade

A few universities are teaching physics students quantitative finance skills, but some observers think that isn't a good idea.

August 03, 2012

In Person: What Not to Do With Your Physics Education

A quantitative trader urges physics faculty members not to send their students to Wall Street.

August 10, 2012

Crossing the Rubicon

By admitting responsibility for the conditions that caused Sheri Sangji’s death, the University of California takes a step toward better lab safety.

August 10, 2012

Science Training and Mental Health

In the wake of the Colorado shootings, the scientific community should pay more attention to the psychological wellbeing of emerging scientists.

August 10, 2012

Gambling on Transformative Research

Scientists with the right skills and attitude find limited but increasing opportunities to pursue high-risk, high-reward research.

August 17, 2012

Careers in Fast-Forward

Winners of NIH's Director’s Early Independence Awards share the trials and successes of starting their own labs immediately after graduating.

August 17, 2012

In Person: My Career, My Nonacademic Husband, and Me

The implications of being in a mixed-career couple became apparent to biologist Aurélie Ambrosi as lifestyle differences appeared.

August 17, 2012

Why Good People Leave Good Jobs

Short stays don't look good to future employers—so why are they so common?

August 24, 2012

The Postdoc Experience: High Expectations, Grounded in Reality

Respondents to this year's Annual Postdoc Survey share their advice for staying competitive in today's job market.

August 24, 2012

Is Science Cool? No.

As the wider world celebrates science's renewed coolness, our columnist stubbornly questions the world's right to decide.

August 24, 2012

Perspective: On Motivation

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

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