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The country’s “male-dominated, aggressive” culture is pushing women out of science and overseas.
Scientists with Ph.D.s are finding themselves overqualified for certain jobs—but also lacking important skills for others.
Is congress leaking NSF info? … more Twitter stars … Nobel Prizes … support from a congressman for young scientists … the Bionic Woman.
Life and Career
Ayanna Howard is a rarity: an African-American woman with an endowed engineering faculty chair at a major research university. Here's how she rocked it.
When writing a personal statement for graduate school admission, emphasize your motivations and high-level skills.
Issues and Perspectives
Life and Career
His life partner’s illness led fundamental chemist David Smith to change his research focus.
The Job Market
In the United Kingdom, 21.9% of graduates with first degrees in biology took jobs in the “retail, catering, waiting and bar staff” sector.
Tour de Science … Google Scholar … first BRAIN grants … no more “random-source” dog experiments … congressional staffers at NSF … transparency in clinical trials … an appeal to support agricultural research … Working Life
Scientists discuss the whys and hows of international collaborations.
David Anderson's career was sidetracked by love and the Defense of Marriage Act, but today the future once again looks bright.
Do the career benefits of social media outweigh the potential risks?
Lisa Feldman Barrett’s big, bustling psychology lab at Northeastern University provides a snapshot of what the job market is like.
Few adjuncts ever make it onto the tenure track—but solving a historic mathematics problem can do wonders for your career.
Is age discrimination keeping adjunct faculty members from obtaining more stable faculty employment?
Slowing down biomedical reform … A PubPeer lawsuit? … A UN meeting on homeopathy? … A social scientist … Working Life
For some nutty reason, scientists sometimes become lawyers.
Rodica Stan pushed her way through many borders to build a science career.
A restructuring pharmaceuticals industry is looking for life scientists who can work together across disciplines within smaller companies.
When a professor moves to a new institution, there’s a lot to consider beyond the physical move.
An expert on science and technology employment and immigration claims that a recent NSF report accentuates the positive.