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The Psychology of Interviews, Part 1
An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.
Companies that choose worker replacement over retraining should consider the costs to society—and the implications for the long-term supply of qualified workers.
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 2
How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.
"Whatever they are," wrote economist Richard Freeman 12 years ago, "postdocs are one of the greatest bargains in the U.S. economy."
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 3
In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.
Former integrity head speaks … earthquake prosecution chills scientific speech … North Carolina NOAA lab may close … an apology and defiance.
An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.
Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."
Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.
Now that you have a career plan, it's time to execute.
After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.
Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.
The Job Market
A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.
No more "two strikes" at NIH … Feng Zhang wins the Waterman Award … science, advocacy, influence, and attention.
To get the data you need from scientists who won't share, use persuasion—and ratchet up the pressure.
Frustrated with her partner's ethical shortcomings, a postdoc abandons her relationship with science.
The main purpose of a research plan—and, for that matter, the rest of your application package—is to assure the hiring committee that life with you will be stress-free.
Many scientists worry that if they dress well, they'll be sending a message that appearances matter more than substance.
Graduate school applications from India way up … storm chaser makes good … public policy debates are not for the timid.
A new study reveals that professors respond less readily to research inquiries that appear to come from minorities.