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    May 29, 2014

    In Japan, Seeking More Jobs for “Posudoku”

    According to The Japan News, a new policy requires Japanese universities to act to ensure good research jobs for Japanese postdocs.

    May 29, 2014

    An Unlikely Ally for Science Workforce Scholars

    Science-workforce scholars have been turning up lately in a surprising place: in the speeches of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

    May 30, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 30 May 2014

    STAP cell retraction … citizen scientists get a spaceship … China embraces Western values … physicists rain on neuroscientists’ parade … an interview with NSF’s new director.

    June 02, 2014

    Career Moneyball

    An article released today allows you to calculate your odds of becoming a principal investigator. We spoke to the authors.

    June 02, 2014

    Want to Be a PI? What Are the Odds?

    Using an analysis from a new paper, we built an app that predicts the probability that you’ll become a principal investigator someday.

    June 04, 2014

    Luck, Brilliance, and Persistence

    Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.

    Taken for Granted
    June 05, 2014

    Data and Politics

    A new report and a Senate speech, at least temporarily, shift the focus of the STEM debate.

    Taken for Granted
    June 04, 2014

    No STEM Shortage in Indiana, a Report Says

    A Ball State University study finds a “continuing excess supply” of workers in scientific and technical fields.

    June 06, 2014

    The Travails of the Trailing Spouse

    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.

    June 05, 2014

    On the Road Again

    With his Ph.D. nearly finished, Jacopo Marino has decided to leave the University of Zurich and finish his research in Stockholm.
     

    June 13, 2014

    An Explosion Of Bioinformatics Careers

    Big data is pouring out of life sciences research, creating ample opportunities for scientists with computer science expertise.

    June 09, 2014

    Building Blocks of Science Diversity

    There has been a new influx of female researchers, but they’re small, blocky, and made of plastic.

    June 06, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 6 June 2014

    More misconduct … NSF’s budget … predictable careers … Working Life … a moving profile of a scientist and advocate

    June 09, 2014

    Starting Up

    For new Ph.D. graduates, an academic startup might make sense—especially if they’re in it for the experience.

    June 10, 2014

    NIH Report Warns of Looming Physician-Scientist Shortage

    A new report argues that the United States may soon face a serious shortage of scientists with clinical degrees.

    June 10, 2014

    Give, and It Will Be Given to You

    New online tools are making it easier for scientists to share data and other resources.

    June 12, 2014

    Tim Hunt

    Hard work, early independence, and playfulness were instrumental in Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s success.

    June 12, 2014

    Professor’s Win Dooms Immigration Reform

    The upset win of David Brat over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) all but ensures that immigration reform won’t pass anytime soon.

    June 13, 2014

    The Fun of Science

    A weekend spent with nonscientist friends reminded Cathy Walker that working as a scientist is fun.

    June 13, 2014

    Mentoring for Safety

    In Chemical & Engineering News, scientists share what principal investigators can do to establish a culture of safety in their labs.

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