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    March 10, 2000

    The Old Ways Don't Work Today

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS Looking for a job? Then you may be doing what I did when I was leaving college. I remember it...
    April 21, 2000

    Tooling Up: The Art of Persuasion

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS How good are you at influencing those around you? Do you think that these skills of persuasion...
    May 19, 2000

    Don't Let Them Wear You Down: How to Take Control of Your Career

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS It was the single most depressing day of my life. And like all days that are either...
    July 21, 2000

    Coming to a Department Near You: Ph.D. Survival Skills Training

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS The term "survival skills" calls to mind movies like G.I. Jane or the kind of woodsy team-...
    October 16, 2014

    Report: Patrick Harran legal defense cost UCLA millions

    According to the Los Angeles Times, defending the chemistry professor cost the university nearly $4.5 million.

    October 17, 2014

    Annual Top Employers Survey: Employees Thrive on Innovative Design

    For the companies identified in the 2014 Science Careers Top Employer Survey, innovation and keeping employees engaged and excited about their research are top priorities.

    October 17, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 17 October 2014

    Robots, redux … economics Nobel … paper factories in China … bad time for scientists in Venezuela … nonadherence … letters … sex in research … Working Life

    October 21, 2014

    ‘Overworked, underpaid, and undersupported’

    Prepared by graduate students, a report details the difficult conditions adjuncts face at one public university.

    October 22, 2014

    A double dose of advice

    A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.

    October 10, 2008

    Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 3: Developing a Research Plan

    To set your research on a clear, well-considered course, you need a thoughtfully conceived but flexible research plan.

    February 01, 2008

    Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 2: Collaboration and Networking

    These techniques can help you identify important contributors--and potential collaborators--whom you and others may have overlooked. That's a very good thing for science, and it's good for your career.

    January 29, 2010

    Perspective: Transitioning from Pet to Peer

    Diverse probationary faculty members may be celebrated at first but denied a fair chance to become tenured colleagues.

    November 02, 2007

    Maximizing Productivity and Recognition, Part 1: Publication, Citation, and Impact

    You, and others, can assess and document the influence of your work by looking at the characteristics, as well as the number, of the citations.

    August 13, 2010

    Experimental Error Index

    Shouldn't scientists blow more things up? Introducing the first humor column about being, and becoming, a scientist.

    October 23, 2014

    Nothing but networking

    The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.

    Xuguang Chen
    July 30, 2013

    Yes, I'm That Kind of Doctor

    By going to medical school, Ph.D. scientists hope to improve people's lives more directly.

    October 24, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 24 October 2014

    After Election 2014 ... Italian research budget cuts ... “gain-of-function” research ... Working Life ... Science Advances

    October 28, 2014

    Where do postdocs go?

    A study of former UCSF postdocs finds they occupy a variety of careers.

    November 16, 2001

    Surviving Tricky Situations: Interviews That Went Wacky

    To be flexible in your interviewing, you'll need to be ready to bounce in just about any direction depending on how things play out during the day.

    August 14, 1998

    Tooling Up Index

    Since 1998, the best career advice for industry-bound scientists.

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