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August 15, 2013

Your Personal Marketing Plan

The key to getting hired is to define and communicate your unique value proposition.

Taken for Granted
August 13, 2013

State Bans on Benefits for Gay Couples Disadvantage Universities

Universities that can't treat same-sex couples equally are losing good employees, an outgoing rector says.

August 14, 2013

Getting the Inside Scoop on Science Careers

An informational interview provides job-seeking scientists with an insider's view of a career path.

August 16, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 16 August 2013

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

August 19, 2013

Some Projects Take a Career to Yield Data

Alan Stern started working on the New Horizons project 24 years ago; it will be 2 more years before the probe arrives at Pluto.

August 22, 2013

Postdoc Advancement: Marketing Your Value

Finding opportunities to demonstrate your know-how to potential employers is key for career advancement.

August 19, 2013

Underemployed In China

Just because a society needs a particular skill, that doesn't mean you can earn a living at it.

August 20, 2013

A Cloudburst of Computing Power

For scientists seeking computing resources, the commercial cloud offers an alternative to supercomputers and high-performance computing centers.

August 21, 2013

From the Lab Bench to the U.N.

A Ph.D. candidate finds that the peripheral activities she engaged in during her Ph.D. prepared her well for a career in science diplomacy.

August 22, 2013

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: The Challenges of Interdisciplinary Science

The hardest part of interdisciplinary collaborations is collaborating in an interdisciplinary way.

August 23, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 23 August 2013

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

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Smart, Young, Female—and Out of Luck?

Top Chinese university science programs—and also employers—discriminate against women applicants, reports say.

Taken for Granted
August 26, 2013

Motions to Dismiss Charges Against Patrick Harran Rejected by Court

A Los Angeles judge today rejected motions by lawyers for Patrick Harran to dismiss his felony charges arising from the 2008 death of lab assistant Sheri Sangji.

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August 27, 2013

The Agony and Ecstasy of Cross-disciplinary Collaboration

Collaborating with peers outside your field can be rewarding and career-boosting—but it can also make you an outsider in your own field.

August 29, 2013

After the LHC, the Deluge

The hundreds of grad students and postdocs working on the world's largest atom smasher are competing for a handful of jobs.

August 28, 2013

The Life Scientist Bubble

"It's hard to see how a system in which the innovators are commodified can long survive," writes a long-term postdoc in the life sciences.

September 13, 2013

Navigating Collaborative Grant Research

Collaboration pays, so funding agencies are promoting team research. Researchers in multisite, multi-investigator projects may need to adjust their career strategy.

November 01, 2013

Making Sense of Our Senses

Sensory neuroscientists often focus their research careers around repairing or enhancing how we experience the world around us.

October 25, 2013

Annual Top Employers Survey: Top Firms Directed by Data, Led by Scientists

The companies identified in the 2013 Science Careers Top Employers Survey ensure a higher return on those investments by catering to the whims of the scientist brain, which they view as their greatest economic driver.

November 15, 2013

Looking to China for Scientific Careers

Both Chinese scientists and foreign academics are discovering China to be an enticing place to build their scientific careers.

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