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    September 08, 2006

    Policy Issues and Emotions

    "Students interested in political science might try volunteering at local political campaigns, nongovernmental organizations, citizen advocacy groups, and interest groups." --Charles Taber

    August 04, 2006

    Wear Your Safety Goggles

    "He was there less than 2 minutes, and he ended up with permanent reduction in his vision." --Denis Sapiro, Occupational Health and Safety Office, University of Washington, Seattle

    June 18, 2010

    Tooling Up: Be the Candidate

    Your chances of finding a job are immeasurably better if you are considered a candidate and not a mere applicant.

    July 17, 2014

    Better Recognition for Multidisciplinary Research

    Funding bodies and research institutions need to give multidisciplinary research more respect, says an opinion paper from Science Europe.

    July 16, 2014

    Telephone Technique, Part One

    Professional-level telephone technique can get you hired.

    June 19, 2014

    Don’t Crash and Burn at Your Job Interview

    To win the job interview, answer the questions, make your interviewer feel good about you, and avoid making major mistakes.

    July 18, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 18 July 2014

    CDC lapses … science publishing’s 1%… good news for WIMPs … sexual harassment and worse in fieldwork … a radical peer-review experiment.

    July 17, 2014

    Tell the Negative Committee to Shut Up

    An MIT postdoc tells the negative committee to sit down and shut up.

    February 17, 2006

    Careers in Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences - Index of Articles

    Systematic studies of these networks and their behaviors can provide rewarding careers in the academic world, government, and industry.

    August 10, 2012

    Science Training and Mental Health

    In the wake of the Colorado shootings, the scientific community should pay more attention to the psychological wellbeing of emerging scientists.

    October 05, 2012

    Gauging Graduates' Gloom

    Graduate students' pressures make them especially prone to depression, but small changes can help.

    January 03, 2003

    Multidisciplinary Research: Today's Hottest Buzzword?

    Multidisciplinarity has a LOT to offer to early-career scientists in terms of opportunities and excitement.

    January 12, 2007

    Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Clearing Hurdles

    In a collaborative project, people need to trust each other and candidly discuss strategies and contingencies.

    January 17, 2003

    The Chemical Biology Training Program: Bringing Biochemists and Chemists Together

    When chemists, biochemists, and pharmacologists have to work together they often discover that their different backgrounds are a source of communication problems.

    November 11, 2005

    The European Young Investigator Awards: Meet the 2005 Winners

    October 21, 2005

    A French Knot Mathematician, with a Twist

    Although "the researcher is free to do whatever he wants," says Marché, "I will be working in a team, so I will necessarily get interested in their field of research."

    October 21, 2005

    Spain: A Physicist Keen to Put Things in Order

    In Spain, "Most people integrate into an existing and functioning lab," which gives them less freedom," says de Nalda Minguez.

    October 21, 2005

    Tooling Up: Fifty Seconds with a Million-Dollar Impact

    Could a "Fast Pitch Competition" Hold Lessons for Your Future Job Success?

    September 30, 2005

    Ancestors of Science: Inupiat Clothing and Arctic Winter Survival

    Inhabiting the Arctic Circle for 4000 years, craftswomen of the Inupiat culture have developed specialized clothing to...
    September 30, 2005

    Powered By Nature

    "While it is important to go into a subject that you like and are good at, you might have to do something else that gets your foot in the door indirectly," says Sean Shaheen, Senior Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratories