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September 25, 2013

Rich Scientist, Poor Scientist

Adam's old grad school lab appears to have fallen victim to the same budget cuts that are killing science around the country.

September 26, 2013

Funding Cuts Ravage Academic Laboratories

Science funding cuts are piling up and causing layoffs; will tenure-track faculty be next?

October 04, 2013

Your Data, Warts and All

Early-career scientists need to balance career imperatives against the need for complete and transparent reporting.

November 24, 2006

Melanie Sanford: The Interview

A series of fortunate events led this University of Michigan chemist to contribute to work that won a Nobel Prize. But there's nothing accidental about her subsequent success.

September 27, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 27 September 2013

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

September 27, 2013

What Will Happen if the Government Shuts Down?

How would a government shutdown affect federally funded scientists?

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.

September 30, 2013

The Latest Shutdown Information for NIH- and NSF-Funded Researchers (UPDATE)

Government-funded researchers may continue with their work, but won't be able to communicate with the agencies that fund them.

October 01, 2013

A Graduate Course in Professional Development

A new short course at the University of Toronto aims to help graduate students gain the skills they need to excel in a wide range of careers.

Taken for Granted
October 02, 2013

Progress on Academic Lab Safety

The University of California system has taken a series of encouraging steps to make its labs safer.

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?

October 08, 2013

Canada’s Postdocs Happy With Research, Dissatisfied With Pay and Status

A new survey and report shine light on the problems faced by Canada's postdocs.

October 04, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 4 October 2013

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

October 07, 2013

The Risks and Rewards of Academia

High-achieving Ph.D.-holders base the decision whether to stay in academia on their perception of whether the rewards justify the challenges.

October 08, 2013

The Abraham Nemeth Equation

With brilliance, persistence, resourcefulness, and determination, Abraham Nemeth put math and science at the blind's fingertips.

October 09, 2013

Cracking an Employer’s Code

What does the language in those job ads really mean?

October 09, 2013


An unorthodox teacher—of German literature—inspired François Mayer to pursue a career in science.

October 10, 2013

Three Can't-Miss Science Careers

Funding woes and competition have made finding a job difficult in many fields, but a few offer better odds.

October 11, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 11 October 2013

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

October 16, 2013

Finding Nirvana: Paths to Becoming a Physician-Scientist

It takes a long time to become a physician-scientist, but once you've arrived the career is very rewarding.