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April 17, 2014

Lifestyles of the (Hopefully) Rich and (Possibly) Famous

Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.

April 16, 2014

I Have a Plan … Now What?

Now that you have a career plan, it's time to execute.

April 14, 2014

Another Call to Reform Biomedical Research and Training

Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."

April 14, 2014

An Eloquent Career Picture for Ph.D. Biologists

An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.

April 10, 2014

How to Present Yourself During an Interview

In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.

April 09, 2014

When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

April 07, 2014

Scrutinizing Your Personality

An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.

April 04, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 4 April 2014

STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.

April 03, 2014

Scarcity Breeds Opportunity

Science done with serious resource constraints can be more varied, open, and passionate than ordinary science.

April 02, 2014

Where Do Ph.D. Scientists Work?

A study reveals significant race and sex differences in where Ph.D. holders work.

April 01, 2014

Research on a Shoestring in India

At mid-level institutions in India, researchers learn to thrive with limited funding and other resources.

Taken for Granted
March 31, 2014

The Price of Panic

Recurring scares about purported science talent "shortages" damage both science and scientists, a new book shows.

March 28, 2014

If a Student-Athlete Is an Employee, Why Isn’t a Graduate Assistant?

The Northwestern University ruling appears to cast doubt on an earlier decision denying employee status to graduate assistants.

March 26, 2014

Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

March 25, 2014

How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.

March 24, 2014

Teaching Is a Powerful Credential

Aspiring faculty members who want their applications to stand out should focus on their teaching credentials.

March 20, 2014

The Third Way: Becoming an Academic Entrepreneur

Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.

March 18, 2014

A Shortage of Fairness in a World of Jobs

In the job search, getting the job done trumps fairness every time.

March 14, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 14 March 2014

A thousand NIH investigators dropped … NSF traineeships restructured … ORI director steps down.

March 13, 2014

Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

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