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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.

August 01, 2008

Taken for Granted: The Fat Lady Sings

"The University of Connecticut postdoc union is obviously a model and an inspiration for us." --Matthew O'Connor

August 30, 2002

Thanks for the Great Postdoc Bargain

"Whatever else they may be, postdoctorates are one of the greatest bargains in the U.S. economy."

February 01, 2008

What's Ahead for Early-Career Scientists?

According to NSF statistics, doctoral scientists' median income rises with each year of experience until late middle age, peaking 25 to 29 years after the Ph.D. at just under $100,000.

April 13, 2007

Huddled Masses

“Reduced economic opportunities in some fields relative to others … may be an important factor driving native students to enter particular occupations and avoid others.” --George Borjas

October 01, 2013

A Graduate Course in Professional Development

A new short course at the University of Toronto aims to help graduate students gain the skills they need to excel in a wide range of careers.

October 04, 2013

Your Data, Warts and All

Early-career scientists need to balance career imperatives against the need for complete and transparent reporting.

Taken for Granted
October 02, 2013

Progress on Academic Lab Safety

The University of California system has taken a series of encouraging steps to make its labs safer.

March 29, 2013

Blurring the Lines Between Academic and Industrial Cancer Research

Career opportunities for scientists are evolving as cancer research becomes increasingly collaborative.