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To land a job in any emerging area of cancer research, interdisciplinary training is becoming increasingly important.
A new National Academies report examines why many universities lack adequate safety cultures and how to bring about improvement.
Early-career issues for postdocs and other researchers who deserve better.
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.
For meteorologist Elena Stautzebach and the rest of the overwintering staff, finding adventure is part of the daily routine.
Meteorologist Elena Stautzebach will spend more than a year at the German research base Neumayer-Station III, in Antarctica.
Relief at NASA … RIKEN layoffs… profiting from avian flu … modeling Ebola … risky research… Working Life … the coffee genome.
Life and Career
Fieldwork can disrupt the lives of scientists and their families, but it can also be hugely rewarding.
Surveys of medical students and residents consistently find that substantial fractions are subject to abuse, perhaps as part of the profession’s “hidden curriculum.”
Issues and Perspectives
"The choices I made pretty much mirrored my growth as a scientist."
As science-funding agencies begin to dispense the huge stimulus appropriation, opinions about its ultimate impact on early-career scientists are mixed.
How the stimulus affects the scientific labor market depends on what comes after it.
Researchers share their advice on collaborating with colleagues in different work environments.
A new study shows that women get more positive comments about their grant applications than men do.
Gale Rhodes could never have envisioned the career he's had, but he's happy with the way things turned out.
The Job Market
Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.
Lasker awards … Are clinical trial results unreliable? … NSF rotator fired for political activity circa 1980 … reviews of STAP-cell paper were critical … Working Life.
An interactive graphic from NPR shows that while most institutions have seen their NIH funding fall, a few have thrived during the downturn.
Life and Career
High winds and cold temperatures complicate the work of a meteorologist overwintering at the research base Neumayer-Station III in Antarctica.
Most PIs recognize that moving is a sacrifice even if it's a good career move. This gives you some leverage to negotiate.