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    December 16, 2014

    Study: Women and minorities less interested in academic research careers

    By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.

    December 12, 2014

    More science doctorates, fewer post-doctorate science jobs

    NSF’s annual report on new doctorate recipients contains mostly bad news for early-career scientists.

    December 10, 2014

    New postdoc report covers familiar ground

    For those who follow postdoc issues, the new National Academies proposals sound familiar. But maybe things will turn out differently this time.

    December 04, 2014

    Paradigms and prejudice

    The realities of women’s careers in academic science have changed. The discussion about them should change, too.

    December 01, 2014

    What do young scientists want?

    A postdoc-organized conference in Boston yields a consensus statement on “what the postdocs are worried about.”

    November 25, 2014

    Federal judge: Workers can challenge OPT extension

    A federal judge says that tech workers can challenge a Bush-era immigration order that allows foreign STEM students to work an extra 19 months.

    November 25, 2014

    Winners and losers from President Obama’s immigration plan

    An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.

    November 12, 2014

    Skill shortage or ineffective hiring?

    An article in Information Week and a leading labor expert argue that the so-called skills shortage is really a failing of companies’ human resources function.

    November 05, 2014

    Postdocs speak up

    As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.

    November 04, 2014

    Why networking feels so ‘icky’

    Networking feels “icky” when you feel like you’re exploiting other people for personal gain.

    October 30, 2014

    A union contract gives Tufts adjuncts ‘unheard-of’ rights

    Among the most important is the right to be considered for tenure-track jobs.

    October 28, 2014

    Where do postdocs go?

    A study of former UCSF postdocs finds they occupy a variety of careers.

    October 21, 2014

    ‘Overworked, underpaid, and undersupported’

    Prepared by graduate students, a report details the difficult conditions adjuncts face at one public university.

    October 16, 2014

    Report: Patrick Harran legal defense cost UCLA millions

    According to the Los Angeles Times, defending the chemistry professor cost the university nearly $4.5 million.

    October 14, 2014

    What's driving women scientists out of Japan?

    The country’s “male-dominated, aggressive” culture is pushing women out of science and overseas.

    October 02, 2014

    To tweet or not to tweet?

    Do the career benefits of social media outweigh the potential risks?

    September 29, 2014

    Adjunct faculty member makes good

    Few adjuncts ever make it onto the tenure track—but solving a historic mathematics problem can do wonders for your career.

    September 29, 2014

    Adjuncts and age discrimination

    Is age discrimination keeping adjunct faculty members from obtaining more stable faculty employment?

    September 22, 2014

    A 'misleading' jobs report from NSF?

    An expert on science and technology employment and immigration claims that a recent NSF report accentuates the positive.

    September 22, 2014

    Chemistry careers from multiple angles

    For chemists, unemployment is down, but salaries are stagnant, according to Chemical & Engineering News.

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