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    April 21, 2014

    Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

    A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.

    February 21, 2014

    Learning to Lead a Lab

    Lab management courses can help new and aspiring principal investigators learn to manage people, projects, and budgets.

    October 21, 2013

    Internships Boost Postdocs' Skills, Worldliness, and Marketability

    Internships can give postdocs a better chance to succeed in careers outside research.

    November 09, 2012

    Alternative Research Metrics

    Researchers are seeking faster, better ways to measure research output and impact.

    July 06, 2012

    Asking the Public for Money

    Scientists can raise small amounts of cash for their research through online crowd-funding sites.

    July 01, 2011

    How to Avoid Retirement

    From changing roles to changing institutions, researchers approaching retirement age are finding ways to prolong their scientific careers.

    June 25, 2010

    Collaborating with Citizen Scientists

    Volunteers can help scientists collect data, but researchers must be diligent in keeping them informed and motivated.

    April 09, 2010

    Transitioning from Researcher to Outreacher

    A career in outreach makes a full-time job of connecting science and scientists with the public.

    January 01, 2010

    Coming to America: Doing a Postdoc in the U.S.

    The logistics can be intimidating, but there are rewards in going to the United States for a postdoc.

    August 07, 2009

    The Ups and Downs of Doing a Postdoc in Europe

    Going abroad for a postdoc can involve logistical hurdles and serious effort--and offer a rewarding personal and professional experience.

    March 20, 2009

    Looking Up Your Career at the Library

    Science librarians are in high demand, and the job offers a mix of research, teaching, and interacting with people.

    January 16, 2009

    Astronomer Finds Rewards in Outreach

    Cameron Hummels is one of 46 student ambassadors representing NASA during the International Year of Astronomy.

    December 12, 2008

    Internships Offer Undergrads Full-Time Research Immersion

    Summer research internships offer undergraduates research experience, exposure to new fields, and a chance to build a professional network.

    October 24, 2008

    Social Networking Grows Up

    New resources lend a social dimension to online research and publishing tools.

    October 10, 2008

    Transferring Skills to Tech Transfer

    Technology transfer departments offer science grads the opportunity to bridge the gap between science and business.

    August 15, 2008

    If at First You Don't Succeed, Cool Off, Revise, and Submit Again

    Look at submission, revision, and resubmission "as an iterative process." --Phil Corlett, University of Cambridge

    August 08, 2008

    Geoscientists in High Demand in the Oil Industry

    "I joined for a bit of adventure … [and the] opportunity to go all over the world." Sally Serenyi, Schlumberger

    June 27, 2008

    Creativity and Persistence Overcome Failure

    Tony Kouzarides also has a strong commitment to asking what he calls the "right questions" and an unusual willingness to bet on his instincts.

    May 09, 2008

    Rumors Fly Online When Jobs Are at Stake

    Job-rumor sites are useful for "knowing whether a job you are hoping for has an offer out at all and whether it is to someone who has one or six other offers." --Joanne Cohn, University of California, Berkeley

    April 25, 2008

    Young Swedish Scientist Reveals Fast-Track Career Secrets

    He has demanded much from himself and his colleagues ever since he was young.

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