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February 03, 2014

Taking the 'Waste' Out of Biomedical Research

Individual researchers can do a number of things to make biomedical research more efficient and clinically relevant, say the authors of a series in The Lancet.

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.

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.

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