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November 25, 2013

A Perfect Time for Babies

Jacquiline Romero, who is now a postdoc, says that graduate school is the best time for an aspiring scientist to have a baby.

November 26, 2013

An Academic Cartel?

A political economist at King's College London writes that in employment terms, academe is similar to drug cartels.

November 26, 2013

All in a Day's Work

Popular Science rates the worst jobs—and a couple of the best jobs—in science.

November 27, 2013

Becoming a Chartered Scientist

The United Kingdom's Science Council offers "chartered status" to scientists, emphasizing transferable skills and continuing professional development.

November 29, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 29 November 2013

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

December 03, 2013

Goal-Setting Strategies for Scientific and Career Success

myIDP helps structure the process of setting and pursuing short-term goals as you move toward the fulfillment of your career aspirations.

December 04, 2013

Give Science Some Slack

Science and society are paying a high price for the intense pressure that scientists are under.

Taken for Granted
December 04, 2013

Women Benefit from Project-Based Approach to Learning STEM

Real-world relevance increases the appeal of STEM subjects to female students, studies show.

Taken for Granted
December 05, 2013

Celebrating an Educational Innovation in Capital Style

A Washington, D.C. ceremony salutes the expansion of Professional Science Master's degree programs in the United States.

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 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.

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 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 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 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

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.