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April 07, 2006

Pregnancy and the Lab--Feature Index

The challenges for pregnant scientists often come unannounced and need to be dealt with quickly; the stakes are high.

September 23, 2011

How Many Astronauts Do We Need?

A newly Shuttle-less NASA is trying to figure out how many astronauts to recruit.

May 30, 2008

A Rare Opportunity Into Space

Luck will play a big role in whether you become an astronaut, so "don't put all your eggs in one basket," suggests ESA astronaut Reinhold Ewald.

September 18, 2009

A Physicist Finds a Rewarding Career in Charity

Theoretical physicist Lucy Heady switched from science to solving social problems by pursuing a career in the charitable sector.

January 30, 2009

Perspective: Ensuring Retention of Women in Physician-Scientist Training

More women than men drop out before completing M.D.-Ph.D. programs. Why?

October 16, 2013

Finding Nirvana: Paths to Becoming a Physician-Scientist

It takes a long time to become a physician-scientist, but once you've arrived the career is very rewarding.

October 17, 2013

Customize a Job-Magnet CV

Like your cover letter, your industry CV should be customized for every job you apply for.

October 17, 2013

U.S. Shutdown Ends, Scientists Head Back to Work

Congress approves deal renewing funding through 15 January, allowing research to restart. [Please note that this link will send you to the News site.]

October 18, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 18 October 2013

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

October 21, 2013

Internships Boost Postdocs' Skills, Worldliness, and Marketability

Internships can give postdocs a better chance to succeed in careers outside research.

Taken for Granted
October 22, 2013

How Faculty Mentors Can Help in the Job Search

An Inside Higher Ed article gives faculty members advice on how to help graduate students who are heading out onto the job market.

January 29, 2010

Perspective: Transitioning from Pet to Peer

Diverse probationary faculty members may be celebrated at first but denied a fair chance to become tenured colleagues.

June 27, 2003

Out of the Desert

Instead of keeping a low profile and blending into her surroundings--a standard approach for new faculty--McClure immediately launched simultaneous battles to win lab space from the university and respect from her colleagues.

May 16, 2008

Dynamo Walking

"Betty got it right away. You've got to do the work. And I really think that's Betty. She's willing to make the sacrifices necessary to reach her goals." --Eric Grotzinger

October 12, 2007

Special Feature: Experiences of Ethnic Minorities in Science

When we decided to do a feature on ethnic minorities in science, it was a given that we would take an international...
July 04, 2008

Educated Woman, Postdoc Edition, Chapter 17: End of the Road

After more than 6 years of monthly columns and postgraduate research, Micella Phoenix DeWhyse celebrates her Independence Day--and we're sad.

April 03, 2013

The End of My Rainbow

After the blush of first love is gone, Rachel Ruhlen digs deep to find passion for her work.

October 23, 2013

Caught Up in Publishing

We need to find new policies and incentives that return science to a hunt for scientific truth and not for publications.

February 07, 2003

Science Policy Career Resources

In all likelihood, a fellowship exists in an area that suits you.

October 24, 2013

Putting the Right Spin on NSF Rotators

"Rotators" play an important role at the National Science Foundation, but apparently there are problems.