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Taken for Granted
December 06, 2013

The Gift of Good Advice

A new book aims to help young academics, in the sciences and other fields, navigate academia's rough terrain.

December 06, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 6 December 2013

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

Taken for Granted
December 09, 2013

Botswana Opts to Provide Technical Education at Home

The decision comes after decades of sending students abroad for a technical education.

December 10, 2013

What Makes a Competitive Faculty Application Package?

After applying unsuccessfully for nearly 150 faculty jobs, Fatma Kaplan concludes that what she really needs is a federal research grant.

December 10, 2013

Rent-a-Scientist Spreading?

According to a source quoted in Chemical & Engineering News, about half of researchers retained by the pharmaceutical industry in the next 2 years are likely to be temps.

December 09, 2013

Who Would Hire Higgs?

Talking to The Guardian, Peter Higgs says he wouldn't be competitive for a faculty post in today's market.

December 11, 2013

Horizon 2020: What’s in it for Young Scientists?

Science Careers reviews the Horizon 2020 opportunities that young scientists can benefit from most directly.

December 12, 2013

Filling the Information Gap About Post-Ph.D. Careers

The Council of Graduate Schools is launching a study on the feasibility of a program to track the careers of Ph.D. holders.

December 13, 2013

Mind the Gap Year

Students who take time off between college and graduate or professional school often have adventures and do useful things.

December 13, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 13 December 2013

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

December 16, 2013

More Tweets Don’t Add Up to More Citations, Study Finds

Tweets are good for science, the authors conclude, but they may not make much difference for science careers.

December 16, 2013

Improve Your Productivity in Graduate School

A former graduate student provides suggestions for a more efficient and productive—and ultimately more rewarding—Ph.D. experience.

December 17, 2013

Landing a Job Is Not Rocket Science

Orbital Sciences Corporation hires technical people who can work effectively on teams.

December 19, 2013

The Master List of "Don'ts"

Avoid these rookie mistakes and place yourself among the top 20% of applicants for jobs in industry.

December 18, 2013

Promoting Gender Equality at the European Research Council

Isabelle Vernos, chairwoman of the European Research Council Scientific Council's Working Group on Gender Balance, talks about the funding agency's efforts to help female scientists reach the top.

December 26, 2013

The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2013, as chosen by readers and editors.

December 23, 2013

Person of the Year: Michael S. Teitelbaum

Professional Science Master's degree programs and the National Postdoctoral Association are among the demographer's many legacies.

December 20, 2013

There's No Place Like the Lab for the Holidays

Running out of shopping days? Consider these science-related gifts for the budding little principal investigator on your holiday gift list.

December 20, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 20 December 2013

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

Janet Davison Rowley
December 23, 2013

"Fishing Is Good"

The observation-driven work of Janet Davison Rowley, who died last week at 88, would not be feasible today, Rowley told the New York Times in 2011.