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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    August 28, 2009

    The Evolving Postdoctoral Experience

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

    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.

    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?

    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.

    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.

    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?

    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.

    February 22, 2008

    Scientist Lawyers: Test Tubes to Briefs

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    To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator and have an interest in intellectual property law. The candidate will participate in a patent law course and will be required to pass the United States Patent Agent Bar Exam within a predetermined amount of time.

    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.

    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.

    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.