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February 25, 2014

Unionization Update

Several recent developments may signal improvements—or at least the possibility of improvements—in the working conditions of adjuncts and graduate student employees.

February 25, 2014

Who's Looking at Your Data?

When setting data-sharing policies, policymakers and others must consider their potential impact on early-career scientists.

February 26, 2014

Establishing a Sustainable Career by Breaking the Academic Mold

Environmental scientist Alex Hope is determined to have an academic career on his own terms.

February 27, 2014

Magnetic Fields, or, The Minor Matter of Your Major

Before we even know what the different science disciplines truly involve, we're expected to choose a field we'll pursue for the rest of our lives.

February 28, 2014

A Scientist's Guide To Social Media

Online networking tools offer postdocs new ways to make connections, exchange scientific ideas, and advance their career.

February 28, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 28 February 2014

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

Taken for Granted
March 03, 2014

On American Scientists' Dismal Morale

What is causing the widespread distress expressed by academic researchers in a survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education? It's not just a small decline in the NIH research budget.

March 04, 2014

Boycotting All-Boy Conferences

A petition calls for a boycott of a chemistry conference after the organizers posted a list of 29 speakers and chairs that included no women. It works.

March 04, 2014

Careers in Statistics Evolve and Expand

The emergence of data science has statisticians hopping.

March 05, 2014

Helping Supervisors Help International Postdocs

An online resource can help supervisors establish better and more productive relationships with international postdocs.

Taken for Granted
March 05, 2014

Empowered Students and Postdocs Drive Lab Safety

A student- and postdoc-driven program at the University of Minnesota is building a strong, new safety culture.

March 07, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 7 March 2014

A grim budget proposal. No gender disparity in salaries. Do women avoid collaborating with other women? An ugly case of scientific sabotage.

March 10, 2014

Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

March 11, 2014

How to Discourage Great Discoveries

In an interview with King's Review, Sydney Brenner delivers a scathing critique of how the United States manages its early-career scientists.

March 12, 2014

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Meeting People

A networking-averse young scientist learns not just to tolerate but to enjoy and value meeting people and establishing new networks.

March 12, 2014

Can a Graduate Student Get Workers’ Compensation?

Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.

March 13, 2014

A Different Kind of Experimental Model

A clothing company uses smart women to sell its spring collection.

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.

March 14, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 14 March 2014

A thousand NIH investigators dropped … NSF traineeships restructured … ORI director steps down.

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?

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