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January 21, 2011

Balancing Professional Aspirations With Family

Neuroscientist John Apergis-Schoute revised his professional aspirations once he started a family.

November 09, 2007

Special Feature: Laboratory Management

It's one of the weirdest aspects of scientific training: You spend years learning how to do the science, hands-on. The...
September 12, 2008

Team Science and the Diversity Advantage

Do acculturation experiences give scientists from atypical backgrounds an
advantage in an era of team science?

September 12, 2008

Your Research in the Headlines: Dealing With the Media

Talking to journalists for the first time is often a sink-or-swim experience, but preparation can improve the odds that your scientific work is disseminated accurately to the public.

January 04, 2008

Research Integrity: Making the Right Choices

Early-career scientists need to learn to hold themselves to high ethical standards.

April 06, 2007

Getting Published in Scientific Journals

No matter how big your scientific breakthrough, it won't do your career much good if you don't publish it in a...
April 06, 2007

Moving Out of the Shadows: Publishing From the Rest of the World

"The novice writer makes a big mistake in blaming language knowledge for everything," says Mary Ellen Kerans, chair of the Mediterranean Editors and Translators association in Barcelona, Spain.

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.

September 15, 2006

Tooling Up: Conducting an Authentic Job Search

It is entirely possible, and in many ways preferable, to develop a job-seeking style that reflects your core values and allows you to be authentic.

March 19, 2004

Raising the Start-up: Growing Drug Discovery Careers on the Fast Track

"Our first few hires were people who could do a wide variety of tasks. It is invaluable to have team members who can roll up their sleeves and dig in to any task to get it done." --Jennie Mather

August 29, 2013

After the LHC, the Deluge

The hundreds of grad students and postdocs working on the world's largest atom smasher are competing for a handful of jobs.

September 03, 2013

Beyond CVs and Impact Factors: An Employer's Manifesto

There's a lot of talk about finding better ways to hire academic scientists. One department is doing more than talk.

August 30, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 30 August 2013

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

September 04, 2013

"Impostors" Downshift Career Goals

Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

Taken for Granted
September 05, 2013

Hello, I Must Be Going

A number of factors beyond visa policy influence whether new Ph.D. researchers stay in the United States.

September 09, 2013

Exploring (and Creating) Opportunities

Mike Herd, a self-educated petroleum engineer, is now the head of a technology incubator.

September 10, 2013

Go West, Young Scientist—or North, or South, or East

Particular types of scientists congregate in particular areas.

September 11, 2013

Can I Get a Ph.D. in Collaboration?

Science needs scientists who occupy the spaces between fields, to complement and bring together disciplinary experts.

Christos Anastopoulos in front of a small-scale model of the ATLAS detector at CERN.
December 21, 2012

Breakthrough of the Year: Seekers of the Higgs Boson

Science Careers talks to three young investigators who contributed to this year's monumental discovery.