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    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 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.

    January 18, 2008

    Following the Image

    "For her, that's the ultimate goal, not just for the status of a cover image on a sexy, high-profile journal but rather that this is a beautiful image that people are going to see." --Rebecca Heald

    January 18, 2008

    Mind Matters: Leaving a Lab Gracefully

    "Go through the work in progress and come to an agreement about which parts of it are nearly complete and which parts may be completed by others." --Frederick Maxfield.

    January 18, 2008

    Tooling Up: Dealing With Men Who Have a Problem With Women

    Even if you're dealing with the world's biggest jerk, he's likely to be the jerk
    in charge.

    January 25, 2008

    Mastering Your Ph.D.: Dealing With Difficult Colleagues

    If you learn how to cope with contrary colleagues early in your career, particularly in the competitive atmosphere of a lab, you will develop valuable coping and people-management skills that will serve you time and again, wherever your career path takes you.

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