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March 28, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 28 March 2014

Crowdsourcing stardust … sanctions over Crimea … live-blogging experiments … living at the South Pole … potential careers in citizen science.

April 02, 2014

Where Do Ph.D. Scientists Work?

A study reveals significant race and sex differences in where Ph.D. holders work.

March 28, 2014

A New Breed of Cancer Researcher

To land a job in any emerging area of cancer research, interdisciplinary training is becoming increasingly important.

Zebrafish Nuclei
June 07, 2013

A Research Career in Focus

Philipp Keller is singularly focused on improving quantitative microscopy techniques, no matter where that takes him.
Alternative Certification Programs
April 19, 2013

A Downstream Pathway into Teaching

Scientists with a passion for pedagogy are turning to alternative certification programs to facilitate a transition into the classroom.

March 14, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 14 March 2014

A thousand NIH investigators dropped … NSF traineeships restructured … ORI director steps down.

April 04, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 4 April 2014

STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.

May 18, 2001

Biotech Buzzwords: The Industry's Confusing Acronyms and Insiders' Jargon

PREVIOUS COLUMNS You all know what buzzwords are. As a scientist, you're almost certainly familiar with dozens of...
November 19, 2004

Tooling Up: Doing, Knowing, Judging: One Man's Quest to Link Academia and Industry

In academia, he says, you are rewarded by the development of the knowledge base. The difference in industry is that you are paid for the judgment.

May 25, 2012

Working for a Contract Research Organization

Scientists interested in any phase of drug research and development can find opportunities within CROs.

August 21, 2009

Tooling Up: Myths About Industry Jobs

There's more common ground between industry and academia than you think.

March 18, 2005

Tooling Up: The Job-Offer Checklist

There are great opportunities in industry, as well as situations in which your career could languish.

August 04, 2000

Are You Job Hunting or Job Fishing?

PREVIOUS COLUMNS Your resume is a precious thing, and regular readers of Tooling Up are probably well aware of my...
October 15, 2004

Tooling Up: The Career Contrarian

It's tempting to hang with the tried and true, but sometimes going against the crowd can pay off.

February 20, 2009

Tooling Up: The Cold, Hard Truth About Finding a Job in 2009

Finding a job in 2009 will take a perfect plan, perseverance, and a positive attitude.

April 21, 2006

Tooling Up: Guerrilla Marketing Yourself

"Personal branding is not about presenting a false image. It is about understanding what is unique about you--your accomplishments, experience, attitude--and then using that to differentiate yourself from other job hunters. Your brand is your edge in the job market." --Levinson and Perry

September 16, 2005

Tooling Up: The Real Deal vs. Well-Oiled: Who Gets the Offer?

The preparation may be facilitated by a book, magazine article, or online career advice column, but the response itself isn't programmed. It is the result of a serious self-assessment and the advance knowledge of what typically happens in an interview.

February 18, 2005

Tooling Up: More than Just a Job-Seeking Skill

Think about what it was like when you were 16 or 17 years old, and you were learning to drive your parents' car.

July 18, 2003

Style Over Substance?

Good science and likability combine to land you the offer.

November 01, 2013

Making Sense of Our Senses

Sensory neuroscientists often focus their research careers around repairing or enhancing how we experience the world around us.