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    February 19, 2014

    Seeking Alternatives to 'Alternative' Careers

    As NIH embraces "research-related" careers, some of them are filling up.

    February 21, 2014

    Learning to Lead a Lab

    Lab management courses can help new and aspiring principal investigators learn to manage people, projects, and budgets.

    February 24, 2014

    NIH Program Trains Scientists for Nontraditional Careers

    NIH's BEST program aims to help graduate students and postdocs leave academic research—but hopefully stay in research-related jobs.

    February 28, 2014

    A Scientist's Guide To Social Media

    Online networking tools offer postdocs new ways to make connections, exchange scientific ideas, and advance their career.

    February 25, 2014

    Unionization Update

    Several recent developments may signal improvements—or at least the possibility of improvements—in the working conditions of adjuncts and graduate student employees.

    February 27, 2014

    Magnetic Fields, or, The Minor Matter of Your Major

    Before we even know what the different science disciplines truly involve, we're expected to choose a field we'll pursue for the rest of our lives.

    February 26, 2014

    Establishing a Sustainable Career by Breaking the Academic Mold

    Environmental scientist Alex Hope is determined to have an academic career on his own terms.

    February 28, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 28 February 2014

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

    Taken for Granted
    March 03, 2014

    On American Scientists' Dismal Morale

    What is causing the widespread distress expressed by academic researchers in a survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education? It's not just a small decline in the NIH research budget.

    March 04, 2014

    Boycotting All-Boy Conferences

    A petition calls for a boycott of a chemistry conference after the organizers posted a list of 29 speakers and chairs that included no women. It works.

    March 04, 2014

    Careers in Statistics Evolve and Expand

    The emergence of data science has statisticians hopping.

    March 05, 2014

    Helping Supervisors Help International Postdocs

    An online resource can help supervisors establish better and more productive relationships with international postdocs.

    March 10, 2014

    Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

    The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

    March 07, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 7 March 2014

    A grim budget proposal. No gender disparity in salaries. Do women avoid collaborating with other women? An ugly case of scientific sabotage.

    March 12, 2014

    How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Meeting People

    A networking-averse young scientist learns not just to tolerate but to enjoy and value meeting people and establishing new networks.

    March 11, 2014

    How to Discourage Great Discoveries

    In an interview with King's Review, Sydney Brenner delivers a scathing critique of how the United States manages its early-career scientists.

    March 12, 2014

    Can a Graduate Student Get Workers’ Compensation?

    Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.

    March 13, 2014

    A Different Kind of Experimental Model

    A clothing company uses smart women to sell its spring collection.

    March 13, 2014

    Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

    Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

    March 14, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 14 March 2014

    A thousand NIH investigators dropped … NSF traineeships restructured … ORI director steps down.

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