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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.

October 07, 2005

Balance and Love

Hayes has become the youngest professor at the University of California, Berkeley, earning tenure at 30, when most scientists are at still postdocs and many are graduate students.

Taken for Granted
February 05, 2014

Rethinking the Retirement Bottleneck

Senior professors' refusal to retire isn't the only thing—or even the main thing—keeping early-career scientists off the tenure track.

April 02, 2004

Even Scientists Get the Blues

I no longer define myself as a "failing scientist", but as someone who does science as well as a myriad of other things--including a vicious rugby tackle!

November 26, 2013

All in a Day's Work

Popular Science rates the worst jobs—and a couple of the best jobs—in science.

November 26, 2013

An Academic Cartel?

A political economist at King's College London writes that in employment terms, academe is similar to drug cartels.

November 07, 2013

Paper at the Center of Johns Hopkins Drama Retracted

The first author on the paper, Yu-yi Lin, died in the lab last year, apparently by his own hand.

October 29, 2013

In Evaluating Scientists, Emphasize Quality Over Quantity

Women, in particular, will benefit if funding bodies and evaluation committees can improve their evaluation criteria.

October 09, 2013

Cracking an Employer’s Code

What does the language in those job ads really mean?

June 07, 2013

Think Globally, Act Locally

Organizations with a mission to increase diversity in the sciences offer local chapter resources to connect and inspire students and scientists with different backgrounds.

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?

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.