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    June 11, 2010

    Advancing Science in Spain: Not Simply a Quixotic Quest

    The tapas of Barcelona, the Prado of Madrid, and the architecture of Sevilla are all international draws to the nation of Spain, but its scientific heritage has not always been so noteworthy.

    June 18, 2010

    Professional Science Master's Degrees

    Now over a decade old, Professional Science Master's degrees are proving themselves to be a practical and valuable alternative to a Ph.D.

    July 30, 2010

    The World Is Your Lab on a Postdoc or Sabbatical Abroad

    Scientists who have done a foreign postdoc or sabbatical say it's the experience of a lifetime, and are eager to offer encouragement and advice.

    August 27, 2010

    The Postdoc Experience: Taking A Long Term View

    Faced with a shaky economy and an increasingly competitive job market, postdocs are being forced to take a long-term view of their positions.

    September 10, 2010

    Big Thinking At Small Universities

    Numerous factors, large and small, come into play when one is deciding where to pursue a research career. Here, faculty members and deans size up their decision to work at a smaller institution and the issues that they face.

    September 24, 2010

    Focus on Germany

    With the German Government now five years into a major program for investment in scientific research and innovation, we take a look at the new career opportunities that have opened up.

    October 08, 2010

    Fostering Respect And Innovation Communication Is Key

    Every science-based company has a set of values or a mission statement. Many talk about respecting employees and valuing innovation—two key criteria in Science’s Top Employers Survey. But the top companies in Science’s survey ensure that these abstract principles are embodied in concrete ways.

    October 01, 2010

    Closeted Discoverers: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Scientists

    Think “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” applies only to the military? This too happens in the sciences, at all levels, from academia and industry to professional societies.

    December 03, 2010

    It Pays To Plan: Why You Need A Career Map

    The traditional path—graduate school to postdoc to academic tenure-track—is no longer a sure thing. How can you gain an edge in the increasingly competitive science profession? Start building your career plan.

    January 21, 2011

    Fix The System, Not The Women

    Despite a wide range of initiatives to support women scientists in their careers, considerable barriers remain, as shown in a recent report by AAAS/L'Oréal. We examine what issues still need addressing in order to break down the remaining hurdles.

    February 11, 2011

    Moving Up The Academic Ladder

    Academic research careers consist of a succession of ranks within a fairly predictable time frame. There are some steps researchers can take to make sure that this progression goes as planned.

    March 18, 2011

    Recovering From Postdoc Mistakes

    There are clever means and methods to remedy even the most serious of postdoc slip-ups.

    March 25, 2011

    Translating Cancer Research In The New Millennium

    With the dawn of personalized medicine, a burst of information has been brought forth that needs wrangling in order to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment.

    May 13, 2011

    From the Lab to the Clinic and Back: Translational Research Training and Careers

    Translational research programs bring together physicians, bench scientists, bioengineers, epidemiologists, patent experts, and more. The goal is learning to communicate across disciplines to achieve advances in health care.

    June 17, 2011

    Advancing in Industry: Choosing Among Many Paths

    The key to success is being flexible and open to change as well as having a collaborative spirit.

    July 15, 2011

    Melding Talents with a Career in Bioprocessing

    Bioprocessing is an expanding field encompassing any process that uses living cells or their components to obtain desired products, such as biofuels and therapeutics.

    August 26, 2011

    Postdocs: Striving for Success in a Tough Economy

    Despite tighter budgets, the attributes contributing to a successful postdoc experience have not changed, according to the postdoc supervisors who completed this year's annual survey for Science Careers.

    September 02, 2011

    Internationalizing Japan's Scientific Landscape

    Slowly but surely it appears that the Land of the Rising Sun is emerging from its self-imposed technological isolation.

    September 09, 2011

    Financial Planning for Scientists

    With the right planning and enough forethought, academics can enjoy financial stability and a comfortable, if not prosperous, retirement.

    September 16, 2011

    Innovation and Research: The Human Factor

    Continuous innovation and outstanding research are the most important attributes to respondents choosing this year's best biotech and pharma companies.

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