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May 04, 2007

A Tunnel to Atlanta

Working with a professor and lab mates from back home make for an easier, more congenial experience than plunging into a strictly American cultural environment.

October 20, 2006

Working at National Labs: Fermilab

“Our colliders are like time machines for physicists,” says Young-Kee Kim, the deputy director of Fermilab. “In a sense, we are creating early universes in our accelerators.”

May 04, 2012

Volcanologists for Public Safety

Three volcanologists tell Science Careers how their work enhances public health and safety for communities at risk from volcanoes.

March 23, 2012

Enhance Your Career With Leadership Skills

It's important to begin building leadership skills even before you take on a managerial role.

September 12, 2013

A Wake-Up Call for Postdocs

Despite some progress, a report says, postdocs need to take more responsibility for their careers.

September 13, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 13 September 2013

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

September 17, 2013

Leadership Tips for Women

Participants in EMBO's first management course for women share the lessons they learned.

September 18, 2013

The Cover Letter: Relic or Still Relevant?

It's true that some employers don't even read cover letters, but you shouldn't miss this opportunity to personalize your application package.

September 18, 2013

Should We Ditch Journal Impact Factor?

A department chair and a bibliometrics expert discuss the use of journal impact factor to evaluate scientists and their science.

September 20, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 20 September 2013

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

September 06, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 6 September 2013

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

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.