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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.

September 03, 2013

Beyond CVs and Impact Factors: An Employer's Manifesto

There's a lot of talk about finding better ways to hire academic scientists. One department is doing more than talk.

August 30, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 30 August 2013

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

September 04, 2013

"Impostors" Downshift Career Goals

Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

September 05, 2013

"The 'S' in STEM is Oversold"

A report from College Measures shows that employers value vocational skills more than academic credentials—and that life scientists earn less than those in other scientific and technical fields.

Taken for Granted
September 05, 2013

Hello, I Must Be Going

A number of factors beyond visa policy influence whether new Ph.D. researchers stay in the United States.

September 06, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 6 September 2013

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

September 09, 2013

Is it Time to Reconsider Your Career Goals?

Sequestration is leading to layoffs in academic labs—but it's not the cause of our current ills.

September 09, 2013

Exploring (and Creating) Opportunities

Mike Herd, a self-educated petroleum engineer, is now the head of a technology incubator.

September 10, 2013

Go West, Young Scientist—or North, or South, or East

Particular types of scientists congregate in particular areas.

September 11, 2013

Can I Get a Ph.D. in Collaboration?

Science needs scientists who occupy the spaces between fields, to complement and bring together disciplinary experts.

September 12, 2013

A Wake-Up Call for Postdocs

Despite some progress, a report says, postdocs need to take more responsibility for their careers.

September 13, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 13 September 2013

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

September 16, 2013

Excessive Supply, Uncertain Demand

Attendees of a National Academy of Sciences meeting had a more radical take than NIH on what needs to be done to improve scientific training.

September 17, 2013

Toying With Stereotypes

Hard on the heels of an embarrassing attempt to sell toys to girls by making them pink, LEGO introduces a female science professor.

September 17, 2013

Leadership Tips for Women

Participants in EMBO's first management course for women share the lessons they learned.

September 18, 2013

The Cover Letter: Relic or Still Relevant?

It's true that some employers don't even read cover letters, but you shouldn't miss this opportunity to personalize your application package.

September 18, 2013

Should We Ditch Journal Impact Factor?

A department chair and a bibliometrics expert discuss the use of journal impact factor to evaluate scientists and their science.