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    April 10, 2014

    Thanks for a Great Postdoc Bargain

    "Whatever they are," wrote economist Richard Freeman 12 years ago, "postdocs are one of the greatest bargains in the U.S. economy."

    April 10, 2014

    How to Present Yourself During an Interview

    In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.

    April 11, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 11 April 2014

    Former integrity head speaks … earthquake prosecution chills scientific speech … North Carolina NOAA lab may close … an apology and defiance.

    April 14, 2014

    An Eloquent Career Picture for Ph.D. Biologists

    An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.

    April 14, 2014

    Another Call to Reform Biomedical Research and Training

    Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."

    April 16, 2014

    I Have a Plan … Now What?

    Now that you have a career plan, it's time to execute.

    Taken for Granted
    April 16, 2014

    Academe’s "1 Percent"

    Elite scientists are gaining fame and fortune, writes Christopher Shea in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "[a]gainst the backdrop of a rampant reliance on adjuncts."

    April 17, 2014

    Lifestyles of the (Hopefully) Rich and (Possibly) Famous

    Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.

    April 17, 2014

    The PECASE Winners Offer Advice

    After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.

    April 18, 2014

    STEM Ph.D. Workforce, Unemployment Surges

    Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.

    April 18, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 18 April 2014

    No more "two strikes" at NIH … Feng Zhang wins the Waterman Award … science, advocacy, influence, and attention.

    April 21, 2014

    Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

    A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.

    April 22, 2014

    Chasing Down the Data You Need

    To get the data you need from scientists who won't share, use persuasion—and ratchet up the pressure.

    April 22, 2014

    Breaking Up (With Science) Is Hard to Do

    Frustrated with her partner's ethical shortcomings, a postdoc abandons her relationship with science.

    April 23, 2014

    Writing the Research Plan

    The main purpose of a research plan—and, for that matter, the rest of your application package—is to assure the hiring committee that life with you will be stress-free.

    April 24, 2014

    Dress to Profess: What Should Scientists Wear?

    Many scientists worry that if they dress well, they'll be sending a message that appearances matter more than substance.

    April 25, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 25 April 2014

    Graduate school applications from India way up … storm chaser makes good … public policy debates are not for the timid.

    April 28, 2014

    A Career Bringing Physics to Medicine

    Physicists, too, can apply their scientific training to curing disease and alleviating human suffering.

    April 29, 2014

    What's in a Name?

    A new study reveals that professors respond less readily to research inquiries that appear to come from minorities.

    April 30, 2014

    Should Patents and Commercialization Count More Toward Tenure?

    Patents and other entrepreneurial outputs should be weighed more heavily in faculty tenure-and-promotion decisions, write the authors of a PNAS article.

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