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January 22, 2014

Job Application Etiquette

An article provides sound advice to help you avoid missteps when applying for jobs.

January 23, 2014

Adjunctification Blues

As Johns Hopkins University floats a plan to limit the number of grad students and raise their salaries, our columnist envisions an overly adjunctified world.

January 22, 2014

"Invest" in Your Collaboration

One of the best ways to propel a collaboration forward is to make an in-person appearance.

January 24, 2014

A Drug on the Market

Can industries that have laid off large numbers of scientists and other technically trained workers credibly claim to worry about an "increasing STEM skills gap"?

January 24, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 24 January 2014

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

January 27, 2014

An Emerging Global Picture of Early-Career Scientists

A new report documents the pressures and anxieties shared by early-career scientists worldwide, as they pursue an academic career.

January 28, 2014

Surviving a Conference While Pregnant

An article at Inside Higher Ed advises pregnant women on surviving the awkwardness and discomfort of scholarly meetings.

January 29, 2014

Planning a Career in Today's Landscape

His career now refocused following a policy fellowship, Kenneth Gibbs Jr. offers advice for scientists contemplating a change of direction.

January 28, 2014

Congressional Report Highlights Academe's "Working Poor"

Adjuncts and contingent faculty, the report says, "likely make up the most highly educated and experienced workers on food stamps and other public assistance."

January 30, 2014

Getting the Mentoring You Need

Early-career scientists should assemble a team of mentors to help them develop a variety of skills.

January 29, 2014

Paying a Price for Truth

The whistleblower in the Woo Suk Hwang affair describes the repercussions in Nature.

February 07, 2014

Leveraging Committee Assignments For Advancement

Serving on faculty committees can shine a spotlight on a professor’s abilities and open the door to new career opportunities.

January 31, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 31 January 2014

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

February 03, 2014

Taking the 'Waste' Out of Biomedical Research

Individual researchers can do a number of things to make biomedical research more efficient and clinically relevant, say the authors of a series in The Lancet.

February 04, 2014

Paying Graduate School's Mental Toll

Many science graduate students are overworked, overwhelmed, and struggling psychologically—but there are ways to get help and to help themselves.

February 07, 2014

A Computational Security Blanket

Computer security and privacy researcher Lorrie Faith Cranor won an Honorable Mention in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

Taken for Granted
February 05, 2014

Rethinking the Retirement Bottleneck

Senior professors' refusal to retire isn't the only thing—or even the main thing—keeping early-career scientists off the tenure track.

February 07, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 7 February 2014

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

February 10, 2014

Would You Like Working in Industry?

An essay in Molecular Biology of the Cell describes what it's like to work as a scientist in the biotech industry.

She Figures
February 11, 2014

More Action Needed to Retain Women in Science

A U.K. report calls for revising the academic career structure to benefit young researchers, and women in particular.

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