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February 16, 2014

How Scientists Can Influence Policy

What can scientists do to ensure that policy decisions are informed by scientific expertise?

February 14, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 14 February 2014

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

February 14, 2014

Health Insurance for Part-Time Teachers

The Internal Revenue Service provides a "reasonable" way to count adjuncts' work hours, to determine if their employers must provide them with health insurance.

February 13, 2014

Journal Editors Get Twitter-Savvy

Social media technologies are changing how journal editors work, but the job's fundamentals have stayed the same.

February 12, 2014

Spelling, Grammar, and Scientific Publishing

In the era of rapid online publishing, scientists can no longer assume that editors will catch their casual mistakes.

Taken for Granted
February 12, 2014

Defending Oneself from "Product Defense"

An article in The New Yorker describes an endocrinologist's battle against a company's attempts to discredit his science.

She Figures
February 11, 2014

More Action Needed to Retain Women in Science

A U.K. report calls for revising the academic career structure to benefit young researchers, and women in particular.

February 10, 2014

Would You Like Working in Industry?

An essay in Molecular Biology of the Cell describes what it's like to work as a scientist in the biotech industry.

February 07, 2014

A Computational Security Blanket

Computer security and privacy researcher Lorrie Faith Cranor won an Honorable Mention in the 2013 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.

February 07, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 7 February 2014

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

February 07, 2014

Leveraging Committee Assignments For Advancement

Serving on faculty committees can shine a spotlight on a professor’s abilities and open the door to new career opportunities.

Taken for Granted
February 05, 2014

Rethinking the Retirement Bottleneck

Senior professors' refusal to retire isn't the only thing—or even the main thing—keeping early-career scientists off the tenure track.

February 04, 2014

Paying Graduate School's Mental Toll

Many science graduate students are overworked, overwhelmed, and struggling psychologically—but there are ways to get help and to help themselves.

February 03, 2014

Taking the 'Waste' Out of Biomedical Research

Individual researchers can do a number of things to make biomedical research more efficient and clinically relevant, say the authors of a series in The Lancet.

January 31, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 31 January 2014

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

January 30, 2014

Getting the Mentoring You Need

Early-career scientists should assemble a team of mentors to help them develop a variety of skills.

January 29, 2014

Paying a Price for Truth

The whistleblower in the Woo Suk Hwang affair describes the repercussions in Nature.

January 29, 2014

Planning a Career in Today's Landscape

His career now refocused following a policy fellowship, Kenneth Gibbs Jr. offers advice for scientists contemplating a change of direction.

January 28, 2014

Congressional Report Highlights Academe's "Working Poor"

Adjuncts and contingent faculty, the report says, "likely make up the most highly educated and experienced workers on food stamps and other public assistance."

January 28, 2014

Surviving a Conference While Pregnant

An article at Inside Higher Ed advises pregnant women on surviving the awkwardness and discomfort of scholarly meetings.