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September 23, 2013

"A Complex Social Process"

As a graduate student, Candace Pert, who died earlier this month, did the work that won the Lasker Award for Solomon Snyder, her Ph.D. adviser.

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 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 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 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.

January 07, 2014

Changes to NSF's Grant Proposal Guide

Don't allow a small formatting error to torpedo your NSF grant application.

January 07, 2014

What Is Keeping Women Out of Leadership Jobs in Academic Medicine?

A new study suggests that the emergence of the clinician-educator track may partly explain the dearth of women in top positions.

February 04, 2014

Paying Graduate School's Mental Toll

Many science graduate students are overworked, overwhelmed, and struggling psychologically—but there are ways to get help and to help themselves.

February 07, 2014

A Computational Security Blanket

Computer security and privacy researcher Lorrie Faith Cranor won an Honorable Mention in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

February 07, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 7 February 2014

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

October 26, 2007

Tooling Up: Barriers to Decision Making

"It might be okay to take a shortcut if you're trying to decide which peanut butter to buy, but in the area of career decisions, shortcuts are dangerous." –J. Edward Russo

February 10, 2014

Would You Like Working in Industry?

An essay in Molecular Biology of the Cell describes what it's like to work as a scientist in the biotech industry.

She Figures
February 11, 2014

More Action Needed to Retain Women in Science

A U.K. report calls for revising the academic career structure to benefit young researchers, and women in particular.

Taken for Granted
February 12, 2014

Defending Oneself from "Product Defense"

An article in The New Yorker describes an endocrinologist's battle against a company's attempts to discredit his science.

June 01, 2012

Just Herself

In her life and her search for gravitational waves, the MacArthur-winning MIT physicist Nergis Mavalvala is comfortable in her own skin.

February 12, 2014

Spelling, Grammar, and Scientific Publishing

In the era of rapid online publishing, scientists can no longer assume that editors will catch their casual mistakes.

February 13, 2014

Journal Editors Get Twitter-Savvy

Social media technologies are changing how journal editors work, but the job's fundamentals have stayed the same.

February 14, 2014

Health Insurance for Part-Time Teachers

The Internal Revenue Service provides a "reasonable" way to count adjuncts' work hours, to determine if their employers must provide them with health insurance.

February 14, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 14 February 2014

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

February 14, 2003

From Science Fair to Science Fare

If you're running a laboratory at a research university, you are in effect running a business. Here's how to do it.