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    March 28, 2014

    If a Student-Athlete Is an Employee, Why Isn’t a Graduate Assistant?

    The Northwestern University ruling appears to cast doubt on an earlier decision denying employee status to graduate assistants.

    April 01, 2014

    Research on a Shoestring in India

    At mid-level institutions in India, researchers learn to thrive with limited funding and other resources.

    April 03, 2014

    Scarcity Breeds Opportunity

    Science done with serious resource constraints can be more varied, open, and passionate than ordinary science.

    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.

    Taken for Granted
    March 31, 2014

    The Price of Panic

    Recurring scares about purported science talent "shortages" damage both science and scientists, a new book shows.

    April 02, 2014

    Where Do Ph.D. Scientists Work?

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

    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.

    April 07, 2014

    Scrutinizing Your Personality

    An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.

    Taken for Granted
    April 08, 2014

    More on H-1Bs and Retraining

    Companies that choose worker replacement over retraining should consider the costs to society—and the implications for the long-term supply of qualified workers.

    April 09, 2014

    When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

    How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

    April 10, 2014

    Thanks for a Great Postdoc Bargain

    "Whatever they are," wrote economist Richard Freeman 12 years ago, "postdocs are one of the greatest bargains in the U.S. economy."

    April 10, 2014

    How to Present Yourself During an Interview

    In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.

    April 11, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 11 April 2014

    Former integrity head speaks … earthquake prosecution chills scientific speech … North Carolina NOAA lab may close … an apology and defiance.

    April 14, 2014

    An Eloquent Career Picture for Ph.D. Biologists

    An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.

    April 14, 2014

    Another Call to Reform Biomedical Research and Training

    Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."

    April 17, 2014

    Lifestyles of the (Hopefully) Rich and (Possibly) Famous

    Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.

    April 16, 2014

    I Have a Plan … Now What?

    Now that you have a career plan, it's time to execute.

    Taken for Granted
    April 16, 2014

    Academe’s "1 Percent"

    Elite scientists are gaining fame and fortune, writes Christopher Shea in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "[a]gainst the backdrop of a rampant reliance on adjuncts."

    April 17, 2014

    The PECASE Winners Offer Advice

    After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.

    April 18, 2014

    STEM Ph.D. Workforce, Unemployment Surges

    Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.

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