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    September 02, 2014

    September is National Biosafety Stewardship Month

    NIH orders its intramural labs to examine their biosafety policies and procedures and encourages its grantees to do likewise.

    August 29, 2014

    The state(s) R&D is in

    Science jobs are concentrated in areas where R&D spending is highest—and R&D spending is concentrated in just a few areas.

    March 28, 2014

    A New Breed of Cancer Researcher

    To land a job in any emerging area of cancer research, interdisciplinary training is becoming increasingly important.

    September 04, 2014

    Practical steps to make lab workers safer

    A new National Academies report examines why many universities lack adequate safety cultures and how to bring about improvement.

    September 03, 2014

    The Science Careers guide to consulting careers for Ph.D. scientists

    Here’s everything you need to know to get started in one of the few nontraditional careers Ph.D. scientists can pursue without additional training.

    July 14, 2014

    Warning: Sastrugi Crossing

    For meteorologist Elena Stautzebach and the rest of the overwintering staff, finding adventure is part of the daily routine.

    May 27, 2014

    Winter Is Coming

    Meteorologist Elena Stautzebach will spend more than a year at the German research base Neumayer-Station III, in Antarctica.

    September 05, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 5 September 2014

    Relief at NASA … RIKEN layoffs… profiting from avian flu … modeling Ebola … risky research… Working Life … the coffee genome.

    September 08, 2014

    The joys and hazards of fieldwork

    Fieldwork can disrupt the lives of scientists and their families, but it can also be hugely rewarding.

    July 13, 2001

    Hilary Godwin: Alone in Good Company

    "The choices I made pretty much mirrored my growth as a scientist."

    April 03, 2009

    The Jackpot's Consequences

    As science-funding agencies begin to dispense the huge stimulus appropriation, opinions about its ultimate impact on early-career scientists are mixed.

    March 06, 2009

    Shovel-Ready Science

    How the stimulus affects the scientific labor market depends on what comes after it.

    September 12, 2014

    Multicultural Relationships: Working Across Industries

    Researchers share their advice on collaborating with colleagues in different work environments.

    September 04, 2014

    Reviewing the reviewers

    A new study shows that women get more positive comments about their grant applications than men do.

    September 11, 2014

    The career I dreamed of?

    Gale Rhodes could never have envisioned the career he's had, but he's happy with the way things turned out.

    September 12, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 12 September 2014

    Lasker awards … Are clinical trial results unreliable? … NSF rotator fired for political activity circa 1980 … reviews of STAP-cell paper were critical … Working Life.

    September 16, 2014

    Overwintering, part 3: The sun returns

    High winds and cold temperatures complicate the work of a meteorologist overwintering at the research base Neumayer-Station III in Antarctica.

    August 31, 2007

    Relocating With the Lab

    Most PIs recognize that moving is a sacrifice even if it's a good career move. This gives you some leverage to negotiate.

    September 17, 2014

    The 2014 Vitae conference

    Here is a roundup of higher education news from this year’s Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

    February 27, 1998

    Self-Assessment Exercises: A GRE for Your Ego and Superego

    PETER IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK, "TO BOLDLY GO: A PRACTICAL CAREER GUIDE FOR SCIENTISTS" PREVIOUS COLUMNS "...

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