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July 11, 2003

Publishing at the Top of the Heap

Some may believe that publication in Big-Time Science is equivalent to two or three "society-level" journal articles, but the most important thing is to get your work out there where people can see it by publishing regularly in journals that are widely respected, read, and cited by your peers.

May 13, 2005

Academic Scientists at Work: To Fund or Not to Fund

Careful planning is crucial if you're going to complete your reviews and still have time to get your own work done.

April 09, 2004

Academic Scientists at Work: Where'd My Day Go?

"Be aware of where your day goes, implement whatever strategies you can think of to save time, and do not get so caught up in the day-to-day that you lose site of your objectives."

December 10, 2004

Academic Scientists at Work: The Job Talk

You need to tell an intriguing story about your research. Everyone in the audience has to understand it, each at a level appropriate to them.

February 11, 2005

Academic Scientists at Work: Negotiating a Faculty Position

You don't want to come off as a greedy Gus, but it's important to press hard for what you really need.

June 22, 2012

Can NIH Renovate the Biomedical Workforce?

An NIH committee recommends overhauling training, increasing postdoc pay, and improving and expanding staff scientist positions.

April 26, 2002

On Being the Only

Find out who you are and work toward who you might want to be; do not delude yourself, but neither should you accept others’ limited expectations of you.

January 19, 2007

Résumé Rocket Science 2007

I’ll take a good résumé or CV over a perfect one any day of the week because the good one can be done in a short time, allowing plenty of time for networking -- indisputably the single most important step in a job search -- whereas writing the perfect document could take you (and your CV or résumé) out of circulation for months.

February 15, 2008

Put Some Muscle Into Your Marketing Materials

Here's how to get your job-search paperwork to the 'good' stage.

September 24, 2013

Narrowing the Choices: What Career Path is Right for You?

To get the best possible start on your career, do your research, make a decision, and see where it takes you.

Taken for Granted
September 24, 2013

Academia's Money Troubles

According to a report, about a third of academic institutions are on precarious financial footing.

September 25, 2013

In Scandinavia, High-Level Women Experience More Stress at Work

A new study suggests that, despite progressive workplace policies, professional women in Scandinavia are exposed to more workplace stress than women elsewhere in Europe.

September 25, 2013

Rich Scientist, Poor Scientist

Adam's old grad school lab appears to have fallen victim to the same budget cuts that are killing science around the country.

November 12, 2010

Working With Industry Under a Microscope

Regulations seem to discourage academic scientists from partnering with industry, but such collaboration is essential to translational research.

September 26, 2013

Funding Cuts Ravage Academic Laboratories

Science funding cuts are piling up and causing layoffs; will tenure-track faculty be next?

September 27, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 27 September 2013

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

November 24, 2006

Melanie Sanford: The Interview

A series of fortunate events led this University of Michigan chemist to contribute to work that won a Nobel Prize. But there's nothing accidental about her subsequent success.

April 10, 2009

Financial Crisis Reshaping the Life Sciences Industry

Layoffs, mergers, and company failures in the life sciences make for an extremely challenging job market.

June 23, 2006

Getting Lucky

As in blackjack, learning a basic strategy is the first step toward shifting the odds in your favor.

March 15, 2002

Notes From a Recruiter's Diary: A Plethora of CVs

Competition is tight and readers are right to be concerned. But the numbers sound scarier than they really are.