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October 10, 2008

Opportunities: The Political Scientist

Maximizing your effectiveness as a scientist requires making use of the skills of persuasion and influence.

October 10, 2008

Transferring Skills to Tech Transfer

Technology transfer departments offer science grads the opportunity to bridge the gap between science and business.

July 19, 2013

Unprecedented Uncertainty for Young Spanish Scientists

The difficult financial situation at the largest research institution in Spain is bringing more delays and uncertainty to early-career scientists.

The Great Wall of China at Jinshanling
July 22, 2013

Not Going Abroad and Not Coming Home

China and Japan face contrasting challenges when it comes to managing young scientists' experiences overseas.

July 24, 2013

Want to Be a Professor? Choose Math

Compared to other fields, mathematics looks like a healthy career path, with few people stuck in the postdoc holding pattern and many ending up in the jobs they trained for.

Taken for Granted
July 26, 2013

Employed (But Not in His Field)

America's most famous unemployed electrical engineer has found a job—in the quality department.

July 26, 2013

Jack of One Hyperspecific Trade

Is it really possible to be a student of all sciences? No, it isn't.

July 26, 2013

Researcher Charged in Wife's Cyanide Death

Robert Ferrante reportedly bought cyanide days before his neurologist wife was poisoned, but he insists on his innocence.

Taken for Granted
July 29, 2013

Unionization Boosts Pay for Adjunct Faculty

Unionization helps adjunct faculty receive better benefits and earn more, but their compensation is still dismal.

Xuguang Chen
July 30, 2013

Yes, I'm That Kind of Doctor

By going to medical school, Ph.D. scientists hope to improve people's lives more directly.

July 29, 2013

Physics Departments Without Women

According to an American Institute of Physics study, the absence of women in some physics departments isn't evidence of gender discrimination.

Taken for Granted
July 31, 2013

The Prescription for a Family-Friendly Profession

The professional lives of pharmacists reveal how a science-based occupation can accommodate mothers.

August 02, 2013

A Changing Climate of Communication

At a Colorado confab, geoscientists explore a question with important career implications: Has outreach become part of the climate scientist's job?

Taken for Granted
August 02, 2013

Postdoc's Alertness Key to "Groundbreaking" Advance

Evan Snitkin's scientific creativity helped stop an outbreak of a deadly contagion.

August 02, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 2 August

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

August 05, 2013

Study Examines Which Faculty Members Retire—and Which Don’t

The faculty members who hang on to their jobs, apparently, have smaller pensions and nothing else to do.

August 05, 2013

Karolinska Institutet Marches at the Pride Parade

On Saturday, Karolinska Institutet students marched in the annual Stockholm Pride Parade—with the institute's blessing.

August 07, 2013

What to Expect From Your Advisers

Graduate students need to take charge and build their own support networks.

August 08, 2013

Getting in Shape for Industry Jobs

Bioscience Management Bootcamp gives business-minded scientists a crash course in the skills they'll need to work in industry or become entrepreneurs.

Taken for Granted
August 07, 2013

Commercialization by U.S. Universities Up in 2012

Sponsored research funding increased by 4.1% in 2012, an Association of University Technology Managers survey report notes.

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