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March 13, 2014

Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

June 01, 2007

Fruitful Collaborations With Industry

Academics should never lose sight of their own research agenda and the benefits they hope to gain from the collaboration.

March 17, 2014

"STEM Shortage" Debate Reveals Fundamental Disagreements, Some Common Ground

Are claims of a shortage of scientists and technical workers merely a rhetorical tool aimed at increasing support for educational reform?

September 02, 2011

What Is Wrong With High-Skill Immigration Policy?

A Senate hearing highlights the split between institutions' and workers' interests.

Ron Hira
April 23, 2013

A STEM Labor Market Expert Analyzes the Proposed Immigration Bill

Ron Hira testifies that the proposed bill falls short of addressing problems with H1-B and other high-skill visa programs.

March 18, 2014

A Shortage of Fairness in a World of Jobs

In the job search, getting the job done trumps fairness every time.

August 14, 1998

Tooling Up Index

Since 1998, the best career advice for industry-bound scientists.

March 19, 2014

This is What a Healthy Job Market Looks Like

The latest data from the Computing Research Association show signs of vigor in computer science employment.

March 20, 2014

The Third Way: Becoming an Academic Entrepreneur

Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.

March 21, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 21 March 2014

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

March 24, 2014

Teaching Is a Powerful Credential

Aspiring faculty members who want their applications to stand out should focus on their teaching credentials.

November 16, 2007

In Person: Series Index

Got something to say about starting or moving through a career in science? Here's your chance to let friends and colleagues know what's on your mind.

November 13, 1998

How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.

August 06, 2004

It's great if you're straight?

So far [at conferences] I have asked intelligent questions, which probably helps to show I am a scientist first and a transsexual second," says Alison*.

March 25, 2014

How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.

June 01, 2007

Who Speaks for Early-Career Scientists?

Although efforts to provide real career opportunities for more scientists would create stronger incentives for Americans to seek science careers, the political momentum appears to be on the side of granting more H-1B visas.

December 14, 2007

Rising Above "The Gathering Storm"

"Substantially more scientists and engineers graduate from U.S. universities than can find attractive career openings in the U.S. workforce, [and] the postdoc population, which has grown very rapidly in U.S. universities and is recruited increasingly from abroad, looks more like a pool of low-cost research lab workers with limited career prospects than a high-quality training program for soon-to-be academic researchers." --Michael Teitelbaum

February 21, 2014

Learning to Lead a Lab

Lab management courses can help new and aspiring principal investigators learn to manage people, projects, and budgets.

March 26, 2014

Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

August 13, 2010

Experimental Error Index

Shouldn't scientists blow more things up? Introducing the first humor column about being, and becoming, a scientist.

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