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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.
Patents and other entrepreneurial outputs should be weighed more heavily in faculty tenure-and-promotion decisions, write the authors of a PNAS article.
Why do students and postdocs from abroad choose the United States to work and study?
The Job Market
Issues and Perspectives
An increasing number of universities now offer fellowships that immerse early-career scientists in clinical medicine, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Misconduct squared … a new cruise ship for colder climes … male scent messes up science … two TV science advisers … curiosity and careers … Teitelbaum's new book.
As creative director in an MIT lab and a Nature-paper co-author without a degree, Amy Robinson embodies the changes occurring in science right now.
NIH's new policy on grant-proposal "amendments" should relieve some anxiety, but ultimately the change may not make much of a difference.
The number of contingent appointments in South Korea has increased by 14% since 2010, according to a study.
While doing his Ph.D., Adam Scholefield found the time to become a professional water polo player and take part in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
An engineering college finds that equal representation doesn't ensure equal roles.
More misconduct … still more misconduct … samples, MERS, and authorship … saving NASA programs … animal-rights conflicts (and agreements).
Under the new regulations, spouses of H-1B workers would be permitted to work while the H-1B visa holder applies for permanent residency.
Issues and Perspectives
Life and Career
Having overcome negative assumptions about his own academic capabilities, today Mark Richards broadens opportunities for students of all backgrounds.
Feedback can help you improve your day job and your interviewing skills.
Following last year’s NYU vote, graduate assistants at Yale and other private universities are looking to organize, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.
Working-class students and faculty face disadvantages, but mentoring and resilience can help them through.