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Paula Stephan
December 21, 2012

Person of the Year: Paula Stephan

The labor economist has worked for years behind the scenes, but this year she went public.

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.

December 28, 2012

Science Careers 2012: The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2012, as chosen by readers and editors.

Taken for Granted
January 04, 2013

Bordering on Confusion

High-skill immigration reform is more complicated and contentious than it looks, an expert conference shows.

Alan Houghton
January 11, 2013

In Person: My Boss With Stephen Hawking Disease

A protégé pays tribute to the humanity and resilience of immunologist Alan Houghton.

Patrick Canupp
January 11, 2013

Science on the Fast Track

NASCAR is hiring mechanical engineers and aerodynamics scientists to shave milliseconds off lap times and push racecars to their limits.

 
January 18, 2013

Questions to Set Your Sails By (Part 2)

Answering these six questions can help you choose your career path without having to make major course corrections.

Grocery Shelves
January 18, 2013

Is NSF's 'Product' Category a Finished Product?

The agency has updated its grant proposal guide, but its new use of "products" in the biosketch, in place of publications, is ambiguous.

February 01, 2013

Five Steps to a Successful Sabbatical

Reconfiguring a professional and personal life takes serious planning. Here are five pointers from professors with recent sabbatical experience.

January 25, 2013

Regrettable Resumes

Charged with perusing applications for an open scientist job, our columnist lowers his standards.

January 25, 2013

Chemistry Society Looks to Shake Up Training

The ACS report on graduate and postdoc training goes where NIH's workforce working group didn't, recommending limiting Ph.D. production among other bold measures.

Fred Stutzman
February 01, 2013

Freedom Isn't Free

To help him write his dissertation, computer scientist Fred Stutzman created an app that blocks online distractions.

Taken for Granted
February 01, 2013

Better Learning Through Chemistry?

The American Chemical Society boldly and insightfully examines what's wrong with graduate education—and how to fix it.

Koala
February 08, 2013

A Global Glut?

A report from the Australian government finds Aussie graduate students and postdocs, like their U.S. counterparts, frustrated by the job market.

Scientist couple Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi
February 08, 2013

Love in the Lab

Managing an intimate relationship at work requires awareness of potential pitfalls and a delicate balance of privacy and openness.

Michael Teitelbaum
February 11, 2013

House Committee Debates High-Skill Immigration

The House Judiciary Committee invited experts to discuss the effects of high-skill immigration on the U.S. workforce, but there was little talk about what employers actually need.

CHANGE
February 13, 2013

Changes at Science Careers

Starting this week, we're delivering more Science Careers throughout the week.

February 15, 2013

The Law of Reciprocity

In almost every work environment the ability to influence others is an essential job skill.

Boston Eve Skyline
February 15, 2013

Tips for Successful International Collaborations

Setting up successful international collaborations is about leveling the field, especially when working with partners in developing countries.

AAAS Meeting
February 16, 2013

The Social Responsibilities of Scientists

At the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston on Thursday, Mark Frankel, the Director of the Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program at AAAS, made a case for scientists to think more deeply about their social responsibilities.

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