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    April 14, 2014

    An Eloquent Career Picture for Ph.D. Biologists

    An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.

    April 14, 2014

    Another Call to Reform Biomedical Research and Training

    Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."

    April 17, 2014

    Lifestyles of the (Hopefully) Rich and (Possibly) Famous

    Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.

    April 16, 2014

    I Have a Plan … Now What?

    Now that you have a career plan, it's time to execute.

    April 17, 2014

    The PECASE Winners Offer Advice

    After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.

    April 18, 2014

    STEM Ph.D. Workforce, Unemployment Surges

    Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.

    April 21, 2014

    Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

    A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.

    April 18, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 18 April 2014

    No more "two strikes" at NIH … Feng Zhang wins the Waterman Award … science, advocacy, influence, and attention.

    April 22, 2014

    Chasing Down the Data You Need

    To get the data you need from scientists who won't share, use persuasion—and ratchet up the pressure.

    April 22, 2014

    Breaking Up (With Science) Is Hard to Do

    Frustrated with her partner's ethical shortcomings, a postdoc abandons her relationship with science.

    April 23, 2014

    Writing the Research Plan

    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.

    April 24, 2014

    Dress to Profess: What Should Scientists Wear?

    Many scientists worry that if they dress well, they'll be sending a message that appearances matter more than substance.

    April 25, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 25 April 2014

    Graduate school applications from India way up … storm chaser makes good … public policy debates are not for the timid.

    April 29, 2014

    What's in a Name?

    A new study reveals that professors respond less readily to research inquiries that appear to come from minorities.

    April 30, 2014

    Should Patents and Commercialization Count More Toward Tenure?

    Patents and other entrepreneurial outputs should be weighed more heavily in faculty tenure-and-promotion decisions, write the authors of a PNAS article.

    Taken for Granted
    May 01, 2014

    Coming to America

    Why do students and postdocs from abroad choose the United States to work and study?

    May 05, 2014

    Innovative Training for Biomedical Technology

    An increasing number of universities now offer fellowships that immerse early-career scientists in clinical medicine, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

    May 02, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 2 May 2014

    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.

    May 05, 2014

    Amy Robinson, Creative Director

    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.

    May 07, 2014

    Many Strikes, Never Out

    NIH's new policy on grant-proposal "amendments" should relieve some anxiety, but ultimately the change may not make much of a difference.

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