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March 08, 2013

Should Researchers Have More IRB Discretion?

A report issued this month by the American Association of University Professors concludes that academic researchers should have the authority to decide whether their proposed studies require review by an institutional review board. 

Vicky Miller
March 11, 2013

'IMPROV'ing My Communication Skills

Postdoc Vicky Miller writes that improvisation classes have made her a better scientist.

March 12, 2013

Plagiarism Suspected in Successful NSF Grant Proposals

Plagiarism software uncovers nearly 100 cases of plagiarism in one year's successful NSF grant proposals.

March 12, 2013

A Law (Not) Unto Itself

Lawyers, like scientists, struggle to find jobs.

Eric Kaplan
March 13, 2013

Q&A: From Philosophy to The Big Bang

Science Careers talks to Eric Kaplan, co-executive producer of the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, about his work on the show.

March 14, 2013

A Tragic Tale of Two Postdocs

Pressure on scientists to produce impressive results that will bring in grants or renewals has never been greater.

March 15, 2013

Human Resources Interviews

You may be comfortable talking with scientists, but interviews with Human Resources are a different beast.

March 18, 2013

The New Cartographers

As maps have changed, so have mapmakers.

March 19, 2013

Making Ph.D. Programs Transparent

Well-informed students make better decisions about doctoral training and postdoctoral careers.

March 20, 2013

Making Sense of Your Self-Assessment

Once you've thought hard about your skills, interests, and values, it's time to narrow the range of career options you ought to consider.

March 22, 2013

In the Global Competition for Smart Minds, Germany Grows Its Catch

With good long-term funding prospects and attractive salaries, Germany has become a major contender in the global competition among nations to draw in top talent.

March 22, 2013

Sexy, Sexy Scientists

Our sexy columnist ponders the importance of sexiness in science.

Oxford Students
March 21, 2013

Race Gaps at England's Elite Universities

Investigations by The Guardian newspaper uncover disparities in the rates at which whites and minorities are admitted to competitive programs at Cambridge and Oxford universities.

Fátima Al-Shahrour
March 29, 2013

Applying Bioinformatics to Precision Medicine

Fátima Al-Shahrour is working to interpret the genome to help select more effective drugs for cancer patients.

March 22, 2013

Betting on Your Future

A new crowd-funding platform allows grads to raise money by offering backers a share of their success.

March 22, 2013

Do Superior Abilities Keep Women Out of STEM?

Women may be underrepresented in science because they're better than men at other things.

March 25, 2013

Want a Great Scientific Career? Choose Computer Science

A BLS analysis suggests that most of the growth in science careers over the next decade or so will be in computer science.

March 25, 2013

Making the Move From Academe

In an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Donny Wong shares some key insights into how to successfully make the transition from a grad school bench to a corporate office.

Taken for Granted
March 25, 2013

Johns Hopkins Disputes Newspaper's Claims in Postdoc Story

The university disputes the newspaper's account of a conflict involving claims of misconduct and an apparent suicide.

Grandma Got STEM
March 26, 2013

Grandma, What a Big Brain You Have!

A new Web site features grandmothers in science and related fields.