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June 01, 2012

Career Q&A: Lia Merminga

As head of the accelerator division at TRIUMF, Lia Merminga is a rare woman in the upper echelons of physics.

July 20, 2012

How to Collaborate

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

February 29, 2008

In Person: Frequent Flyer

By mid-January, I had three offers, each with different deadlines.

May 09, 2008

Rumors Fly Online When Jobs Are at Stake

Job-rumor sites are useful for "knowing whether a job you are hoping for has an offer out at all and whether it is to someone who has one or six other offers." --Joanne Cohn, University of California, Berkeley

February 04, 2011

Falling Off the Ladder: How Not to Succeed in Academia

Kathy Weston reflects on how she went from being an idealistic young scientist to jumping out of academia before she was pushed.

August 23, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 23 August 2013

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

August 16, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 16 August 2013

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

August 09, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 9 August 2013

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

August 02, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 2 August

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

February 15, 2008

No, You're Not an Impostor

"Nobody wants to entertain the possibility that they're the only one who doesn't get it." --Justin Kruger, Stern School of Business, New York University

February 15, 2008

In Person: Finding Opportunities in a Dysfunctional Job Market

If you want to find hidden value in the market for employment, you have to cast a wide net.

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.

August 21, 2013

From the Lab Bench to the U.N.

A Ph.D. candidate finds that the peripheral activities she engaged in during her Ph.D. prepared her well for a career in science diplomacy.

April 14, 2006

Writing the Teaching Statement

Teaching statements, an obligatory part of most faculty applications, can be painful to write and even more painful to read. Here's how to minimize the pain for everyone--and make your teaching statement work to your advantage.

April 09, 2013

The Iron Lady's Elemental Chemistry

According to science historian Jon Agar, Margaret Thatcher's scientific training had a significant influence on her political career

January 25, 2013

Regrettable Resumes

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

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.

August 19, 2013

Some Projects Take a Career to Yield Data

Alan Stern started working on the New Horizons project 24 years ago; it will be 2 more years before the probe arrives at Pluto.

May 11, 2012

Career Q&A: A Successful Career Without Credentials

Paleontologist Jack Horner overcame dyslexia and the lack of a traditional education to become a world leader in his field.

August 08, 2008

Geoscientists in High Demand in the Oil Industry

"I joined for a bit of adventure … [and the] opportunity to go all over the world." Sally Serenyi, Schlumberger

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