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March 08, 2013

Opportunity Knocks: But Which Door Should You Open?

Game-changing career opportunities for postdocs are everywhere. Hear advice from the experts about how to choose your direction.

February 01, 2013

Five Steps to a Successful Sabbatical

Reconfiguring a professional and personal life takes serious planning. Here are five pointers from professors with recent sabbatical experience.

October 08, 2013

Canada’s Postdocs Happy With Research, Dissatisfied With Pay and Status

A new survey and report shine light on the problems faced by Canada's postdocs.

October 07, 2013

The Risks and Rewards of Academia

High-achieving Ph.D.-holders base the decision whether to stay in academia on their perception of whether the rewards justify the challenges.

October 08, 2013

The Abraham Nemeth Equation

With brilliance, persistence, resourcefulness, and determination, Abraham Nemeth put math and science at the blind's fingertips.

October 09, 2013


An unorthodox teacher—of German literature—inspired François Mayer to pursue a career in science.

January 16, 2009

Tooling Up: The Job Seeker's Lexicon

Job seekers need to be able to interpret the jargon used in job ads and interviews.

May 14, 2004

Transcending the Transition From Academia to Industry

"Despite the growing number of job opportunities in the life sciences industry, it is increasingly difficult for undergraduate and graduate students to secure entry-level jobs at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies."

October 21, 2011

Tooling Up: Views on an Interview, Part 1

On interview day at ABC Technologies, Scott Jackson's experiences range from mundane to terrifying.

November 16, 2007

Hiring in a Dysfunctional Job Market

Some innovative ways to find hidden talent in an inefficient employment market.

April 02, 2010

Profiles in Technological Adaptation

With assists from technology -- sometimes high and sometimes low -- these scientists are overcoming obstacles and getting their work done.

June 06, 2003

Able Scientists Overcoming Disabilities *Feature Index*

Becoming a scientist requires stamina and endurance, among other things. As an avid Next Wave reader, you already know...
June 06, 2003

A Visionary Scientist

"I remember, at one point, holding an integral sign in my hands because it peeled off," Gardner says. Stymied by wax, he decided to give embossing a try, and it worked.

October 10, 2013

Three Can't-Miss Science Careers

Funding woes and competition have made finding a job difficult in many fields, but a few offer better odds.

October 11, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 11 October 2013

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

February 10, 2012

How to Live With Danger

As the Sangji case moves towards a legal judgment, will the academy learn its lessons?

Alan Houghton
January 11, 2013

In Person: My Boss With Stephen Hawking Disease

A protégé pays tribute to the humanity and resilience of immunologist Alan Houghton.

April 09, 2010

Scientists Embrace Openness

A few scientists are going to great lengths to make everything they do in the lab transparent, often in real time.

August 04, 2006

Keeping Safe: Some Cautionary Tales

In all these cases, the outcome would have been better if the scientists and their colleagues had taken the time to fully appreciate the risks.

April 07, 2006

Alone in the Lab

Aside from radiation, few U.S. organizations have policies regarding pregnant lab workers, which means women are on their own when it comes to worrying about exposure during pregnancy.