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November 30, 2007

Tooling Up: Overcoming Conflicts in the Lab--and Beyond

The trick is to meet conflict head on with the goal of managing it, not winning.

November 30, 2007

GREAT Expectations

GREAT is now transforming its committee on postdocs into a body that will have its own independent, university-appointed membership, elected leadership, and meetings.

December 07, 2007

Feature Index: Work and Life in the Balance

December 07, 2007

Work-Life in Industry: Thinking Outside the 9-to-5 box

"When you have happy employees that know that you care about them, they're more loyal and work hard to show you that they can make things work." --Donna Davila

December 07, 2007

Reclaiming Life From Work

How should you spend your time if your goal is to be a successful, well-rounded, happy person?

December 07, 2007

Part-Time Science in Perspective

"I have no doubt that I would have more published papers if I didn't have my family, but I wouldn't be as happy as I am now, by any stretch." --Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Boston University

December 14, 2007

Rising Above "The Gathering Storm"

"Substantially more scientists and engineers graduate from U.S. universities than can find attractive career openings in the U.S. workforce, [and] the postdoc population, which has grown very rapidly in U.S. universities and is recruited increasingly from abroad, looks more like a pool of low-cost research lab workers with limited career prospects than a high-quality training program for soon-to-be academic researchers." --Michael Teitelbaum

December 14, 2007

Internships Offer Ph.D.s Early Leap Into Job Market

"It's like the television show
The Apprentice: If you see someone for 6 weeks, you are a lot more convinced that they are the right fit for your company than if they turn up for an hourlong interview." --Rebecca Dowsett, University of Nottingham

December 14, 2007

Short-Term Science

Sometimes, accepting a contract position is what an employee needs to jump-start a career.

December 21, 2007

Young Geneticists Making a Difference

"We are trying to define new syndromes and new diseases in human genetics," says M.D.-Ph.D. Heather Mefford.

December 21, 2007

Mastering Your Ph.D.: Writing Your Doctoral Thesis With Style

Like any big undertaking, writing a thesis is easier if you break it down into smaller steps.

December 21, 2007

Tooling Up: Three Categories of Rules

The single most important evidence of productive research in industry is the development of research applications that can return value on shareholders' investments.

December 28, 2007

Science Careers Best of 2007

We expanded our coverage of student issues in 2007.

January 04, 2008

Research Integrity: Making the Right Choices

Early-career scientists need to learn to hold themselves to high ethical standards.

January 04, 2008

Feeling the Elephant

"All the people who put the reports together have one or another of their personal needs fulfilled … but it doesn’t help the nation." - Vivek Wadhwa

January 04, 2008

Belgian Scientist Shares Her Struggles to the Top

"I emerged as a stronger and healthier person from my depression. My experience of the world is now more intense and full." - Christine Van Broeckhoven

January 11, 2008

Special Feature: Changing Careers, Following Dreams

January 11, 2008

Finding the Way Back to a First (Career) Love

"You really need to know what you want. Figuring it out is the hard part, but doing it is the easy part." --Sandeep Jauhar

January 11, 2008

The Accidental Palaeontologist

Above: The
Apatosaurus (
Brontosaurus) Mike Taylor's dad drew for him when Taylor was 8 years old.

January 11, 2008

In Person: A Career Home Run

[Working in product management] was intellectually stimulating but not emotionally engaging. What did engage me was baseball statistics.

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