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October 10, 2013

Three Can't-Miss Science Careers

Funding woes and competition have made finding a job difficult in many fields, but a few offer better odds.

September 26, 2013

Funding Cuts Ravage Academic Laboratories

Science funding cuts are piling up and causing layoffs; will tenure-track faculty be next?

September 18, 2013

Should We Ditch Journal Impact Factor?

A department chair and a bibliometrics expert discuss the use of journal impact factor to evaluate scientists and their science.

September 16, 2013

Excessive Supply, Uncertain Demand

Attendees of a National Academy of Sciences meeting had a more radical take than NIH on what needs to be done to improve scientific training.

September 04, 2013

"Impostors" Downshift Career Goals

Grad students with impostor syndrome are more likely than others to abandon research careers. Superstar mentors may make things worse.

August 23, 2013

Elsewhere in Science, 23 August 2013

In a weekly feature, we point you toward career-related stories in other Science publications.

Daniel Goldman and friends
August 13, 2013

Border Science

Burroughs Wellcome's Career Awards at the Scientific Interface help mathematical, physical, computer, and engineering scientists establish careers studying biological problems.

August 08, 2013

Getting in Shape for Industry Jobs

Bioscience Management Bootcamp gives business-minded scientists a crash course in the skills they'll need to work in industry or become entrepreneurs.

Daniel Gareau and Nathalie Burg
July 08, 2013

Overhauling Translational Training

An Institute of Medicine report recommends that NIH-funded translational research centers emphasize teamwork and leadership skills, deemphasize publication record.

Stephanie McGuire
June 24, 2013

Stephanie McGuire

Classical music and science have a lot in common, says the opera singer with a Ph.D. in psychoacoustics. She wants to help people from all backgrounds appreciate both.

June 19, 2013

NSF Rewards Grad Students for Innovation Ideas

The first—and perhaps last—crop of NSF Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge awards went to graduate students who laid out plans for improving their chances for career success.

Zebrafish Nuclei
June 07, 2013

A Research Career in Focus

Philipp Keller is singularly focused on improving quantitative microscopy techniques, no matter where that takes him.
Study Section
June 04, 2013

A Shortcut to Better Grantsmanship

NIH's Early Career Reviewer program gives newly independent scientists a reviewer's perspective on what makes a grant worth funding.

kangaroo
May 28, 2013

NIH's Pathway to Independence Award Aims Younger

Eligibility for the K99/R00 "kangaroo" award will cut to 4 years post-Ph.D. to encourage postdocs to apply earlier.

Crater
May 17, 2013

You Can't Judge a Scientist Using Journal Impact Factors

An open letter calls for funding agencies and hiring institutions to evaluate scientists by their research and not what journals they publish in.

Fast Forward
May 10, 2013

Careers in Fast-Forward, Part 2

Institutional fellowships offer recent Ph.D.s the chance to leap right into running their own labs.

May 06, 2013

Indre Viskontas

This cognitive scientist/opera singer learned to love science and music separately before figuring out how to bring them together.

Gilman Hall
May 01, 2013

Johns Hopkins Graduate Science Writing Program to Close

One of the oldest paths into science writing careers has ended.

Hal Salzman
April 29, 2013

Hal Salzman

Why do industry leaders and policymakers continue to argue that there is a domestic shortage of STEM talent despite numerous reports to the contrary?
 

Alternative Certification Programs
April 19, 2013

A Downstream Pathway into Teaching

Scientists with a passion for pedagogy are turning to alternative certification programs to facilitate a transition into the classroom.

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