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February 02, 2007

Foreign Faculty Face Challenges

Many foreign-born scientists have made the United States their home because the country provides some of the best training and career opportunities worldwide. But life as a foreign scientist is not without its challenges.

August 31, 2007

Training Postdocs: Communication is Key

The most important factors for ensuring a successful postdoctoral experience are honest and open communication with mentors, according to postdoc supervisors who responded to a survey carried out for Science
Careers. Here, they provide some strategies and tips for effective communication and for teaching graduates how to communicate better.

November 16, 2007

Focus on Careers: Diversity - Opening Doors for Scientists with Disabilities

Several programs are aiming to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in science and technology careers by removing barriers and changing attitudes.

February 22, 2008

Scientist Lawyers: Test Tubes to Briefs

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May 09, 2008

Affinity Groups for Diversity

Student- and staff-led groups at universities and biotechnology companies are helping to support and promote diversity in these settings.

June 13, 2008

Industrial Postdocs: The Road Less Traveled

Many scientists opt for a research career in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, so why not kick-start the process by also doing a postdoc in industry? Industrial postdocs often provide higher salaries and greater access to resources than their academic counterparts. But how do you find out about available positions and whether they are a good fit for you? Will a position as a postdoctoral fellow provide you a foot in the door at a company? And what if you don't like it? Will an industrial postdoc cut you off from returning to academia?

August 29, 2008

The Postdoc Experience: Not Always What You Expect

Find out what scientists believe makes for a successful postdoctoral experience - responses collected from our annual postdoc survey.

October 31, 2008

Celtic Strength: Science in Ireland

As Ireland invests heavily in science and technology, it is gaining recognition as a global player in biotech.

February 06, 2009

Advice for Beginning Faculty: How to Find the Best Postdoc

You made it. You are finally the head of your own laboratory. You have money, space, equipment--all you need now are a few talented postdocs to help you carry out your research agenda. But how do you go about finding the right people for your lab?

April 24, 2009

The Road to Diversity: Are We There Yet?

On January 20, Barack Obama became the first African American to be sworn in as President of the United States. On that day television screens carried images of African American men and women moved to tears as they watched the historical event—one that many of them thought they would never witness in their lifetimes.

August 28, 2009

The Evolving Postdoctoral Experience

"I think there is an increased awareness of the contributions postdocs make."

October 02, 2009

Innovation More Critical Than Ever

The year 2009 has been a time of change for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. With a weakened global economy and dwindling drug pipelines, many of the companies that made the list of Science's 2009 top employers are finding that maintaining innovation through collaborations and partnerships is critical to success.

February 12, 2010

Reaching Gender Equity in Science: The Importance of Role Models And Mentors

The number of women embarking on science careers has been increasing steadily during the past several decades. Although women scientists continue to be underrepresented at the faculty level, many women have established rewarding and successful careers in science—thanks in part to having had role models and mentors whose paths they could follow.

March 05, 2010

Careers Beyond the Bench

After completing their graduate studies, many scientists have moved away from the bench and found rewarding careers in areas from grant administration to venture capital. While still making use of the training and skills gained during graduate school, these "alternative" careers are a better match for many.

August 27, 2010

The Postdoc Experience: Taking A Long Term View

Faced with a shaky economy and an increasingly competitive job market, postdocs are being forced to take a long-term view of their positions.

February 11, 2011

Moving Up The Academic Ladder

Academic research careers consist of a succession of ranks within a fairly predictable time frame. There are some steps researchers can take to make sure that this progression goes as planned.

June 17, 2011

Advancing in Industry: Choosing Among Many Paths

The key to success is being flexible and open to change as well as having a collaborative spirit.

August 26, 2011

Postdocs: Striving for Success in a Tough Economy

Despite tighter budgets, the attributes contributing to a successful postdoc experience have not changed, according to the postdoc supervisors who completed this year's annual survey for Science Careers.