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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.