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Working-class students and faculty face disadvantages, but mentoring and resilience can help them through.
On a major scientific anniversary, Alcatel-Lucent announces a competition and a new R&D location.
To be a proper scientist, is it necessary to conform to the standard template?
In Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, Shirley Tilghman argues that sensible training reforms need not reduce research productivity.
This week, we introduce Working Life, a weekly column in Science produced by Science Careers.
Replicating Meyerhoff … delaying the FIRST Act … Dance Your Ph.D. … science of inequality … inequality in science … replication woes … Working Life
The Job Market
Scientist-investigators at the U.S. Office of Research Integrity are on the front lines of the war to protect the scientific literature.
According to The Japan News, a new policy requires Japanese universities to act to ensure good research jobs for Japanese postdocs.
Science-workforce scholars have been turning up lately in a surprising place: in the speeches of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL).
STAP cell retraction … citizen scientists get a spaceship … China embraces Western values … physicists rain on neuroscientists’ parade … an interview with NSF’s new director.
An article released today allows you to calculate your odds of becoming a principal investigator. We spoke to the authors.
Using an analysis from a new paper, we built an app that predicts the probability that you’ll become a principal investigator someday.
Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.
A new report and a Senate speech, at least temporarily, shift the focus of the STEM debate.
A Ball State University study finds a “continuing excess supply” of workers in scientific and technical fields.
Being a trailing spouse is better than not having a job, says an essayist at Inside Higher Ed, but it’s no walk in the park.
With his Ph.D. nearly finished, Jacopo Marino has decided to leave the University of Zurich and finish his research in Stockholm.
Big data is pouring out of life sciences research, creating ample opportunities for scientists with computer science expertise.
There has been a new influx of female researchers, but they’re small, blocky, and made of plastic.
More misconduct … NSF’s budget … predictable careers … Working Life … a moving profile of a scientist and advocate