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    October 08, 2004

    The Making of a Mentor

    Editor's note: MiSciNet's "Dear MentorDoctor" will appear every other month and is designed to help mentors and students with situations that commonly arise in academia. Do you have questions for MiSciNet's MentorDoctor team? Please send inquiries to
    rarnette@aaas.org.

    August 28, 2014

    Getting hired at a liberal arts college

    Serious but accessible research and an ability to inspire younger students are among the keys to getting hired at an undergraduate-focused institution.

    August 25, 2014

    Is ResearchGate Facebook for science?

    The recent growth of the social network and its apparent utility for users suggest that it’s the leading contender to become science’s ubiquitous social network.

    August 26, 2014

    Fighting to study physics

    After being rejected, a blind student wins admission to the physics program at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.

    August 29, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 29 August 2014

    Corruption in China … Why was James Doyle fired? … STAP replication fails. … Null studies aren’t submitted. … Ebola takes the lives of Science co-authors.

    August 27, 2014

    When women have it all

    A young faculty member argues that it is, indeed, possible for a woman (or a man) to ‘have it all.’

    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.

    April 04, 2008

    Taken for Granted Index

    Early-career issues for postdocs and other researchers who deserve better.

    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.

    September 09, 2014

    Is abuse a part of medicine’s hidden curriculum?

    Surveys of medical students and residents consistently find that substantial fractions are subject to abuse, perhaps as part of the profession’s “hidden curriculum.”

    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.

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