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    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.

    September 26, 2013

    Funding Cuts Ravage Academic Laboratories

    Science funding cuts are piling up and causing layoffs; will tenure-track faculty be next?

    October 04, 2013

    Your Data, Warts and All

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

    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.

    September 27, 2013

    Elsewhere in Science, 27 September 2013

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

    September 27, 2013

    What Will Happen if the Government Shuts Down?

    How would a government shutdown affect federally funded scientists?

    September 30, 2013

    The GSS Discovers 10 Percent More U.S. Postdocs

    Progress in figuring out how many postdocs work in the United States has been halting, but recently the number has been growing fast.

    September 30, 2013

    The Latest Shutdown Information for NIH- and NSF-Funded Researchers (UPDATE)

    Government-funded researchers may continue with their work, but won't be able to communicate with the agencies that fund them.

    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.

    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.

    October 03, 2013

    What Does Winning a Major Prize Do to Productivity?

    Do you become motivated to achieve even greater accomplishments after winning a major award?

    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 04, 2013

    Elsewhere in Science, 4 October 2013

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

    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

    Cracking an Employer’s Code

    What does the language in those job ads really mean?

    October 09, 2013


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

    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.