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Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."
An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.
Former integrity head speaks … earthquake prosecution chills scientific speech … North Carolina NOAA lab may close … an apology and defiance.
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 3
In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.
"Whatever they are," wrote economist Richard Freeman 12 years ago, "postdocs are one of the greatest bargains in the U.S. economy."
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 2
How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.
Companies that choose worker replacement over retraining should consider the costs to society—and the implications for the long-term supply of qualified workers.
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 1
An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.
STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.
Science done with serious resource constraints can be more varied, open, and passionate than ordinary science.
A study reveals significant race and sex differences in where Ph.D. holders work.
At mid-level institutions in India, researchers learn to thrive with limited funding and other resources.
Recurring scares about purported science talent "shortages" damage both science and scientists, a new book shows.
Crowdsourcing stardust … sanctions over Crimea … live-blogging experiments … living at the South Pole … potential careers in citizen science.
To land a job in any emerging area of cancer research, interdisciplinary training is becoming increasingly important.
The Job Market
Kristi Allgood and her Chicago-based colleagues are working in the community to reduce breast cancer mortality in African-American women.
The Northwestern University ruling appears to cast doubt on an earlier decision denying employee status to graduate assistants.
There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.
The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.
Aspiring faculty members who want their applications to stand out should focus on their teaching credentials.