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September 21, 2012

So You Think You Have Skills

Figuring out what you know—and what you need to know—is essential in training for a science career.

November 02, 2012


It may sound obvious, but when choosing a career path you need to think hard about what you like to do—and what you don't.

December 07, 2012

What Do You Care About?

Analyzing your deeply held values is a crucial step in choosing a career in science.

January 27, 2014

An Emerging Global Picture of Early-Career Scientists

A new report documents the pressures and anxieties shared by early-career scientists worldwide, as they pursue an academic career.

January 28, 2014

Surviving a Conference While Pregnant

An article at Inside Higher Ed advises pregnant women on surviving the awkwardness and discomfort of scholarly meetings.

June 08, 2007

Hidden Talents, Hungry Markets: Ph.D.s Have Many Skills to Offer Industry

"Earning a Ph.D. is not a vocational qualification anymore. It equips people to go into all sectors of society."

January 28, 2014

Congressional Report Highlights Academe's "Working Poor"

Adjuncts and contingent faculty, the report says, "likely make up the most highly educated and experienced workers on food stamps and other public assistance."

April 22, 2011

Forging a Head

Scientific hoaxes can be fun (when they're harmless) while also serving a serious function: exposing failures of scientists' most important tool, their skepticism.

January 29, 2014

Paying a Price for Truth

The whistleblower in the Woo Suk Hwang affair describes the repercussions in Nature.

January 30, 2014

Getting the Mentoring You Need

Early-career scientists should assemble a team of mentors to help them develop a variety of skills.

May 20, 2005

Science Journalism Degrees—Do They Make a Difference?

Science Careers' Robin Arnette talks to officials and former students from three science writing programs: MIT, Boston University, and UC-Santa Cruz.

October 07, 2011

Content Collection: Science Writing and Editing

A collection of the best Science Careers articles on this popular career path for scientists.

January 29, 2014

Planning a Career in Today's Landscape

His career now refocused following a policy fellowship, Kenneth Gibbs Jr. offers advice for scientists contemplating a change of direction.

January 31, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 31 January 2014

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

December 16, 2013

More Tweets Don’t Add Up to More Citations, Study Finds

Tweets are good for science, the authors conclude, but they may not make much difference for science careers.

December 10, 2013

Rent-a-Scientist Spreading?

According to a source quoted in Chemical & Engineering News, about half of researchers retained by the pharmaceutical industry in the next 2 years are likely to be temps.

June 10, 2011

Mind Matters: Resilience

A growing body of research and experience suggest that individuals possessing personal resilience are more likely to overcome career roadblocks.

December 09, 2013

Who Would Hire Higgs?

Talking to The Guardian, Peter Higgs says he wouldn't be competitive for a faculty post in today's market.

Taken for Granted
December 04, 2013

Women Benefit from Project-Based Approach to Learning STEM

Real-world relevance increases the appeal of STEM subjects to female students, studies show.

November 22, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 22 November 2013

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