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The Job Market
For scientists conducting basic research on the Ebola virus, evolving priorities are a way of life.
Do researchers looking for jobs in industry need to be good at socializing as well as science? An article in C&E News explores industrial hiring trends suggesting that the answer is “yes.”
A leading scientist-entrepreneur offers advice on careers and starting a business.
A new postdoc insists on rubbing up against me in the lab. What should I do?
Jyoti Mishra’s unusual postdoc allowed her to connect basic science with its potential applications.
As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.
Networking feels “icky” when you feel like you’re exploiting other people for personal gain.
Suing John Doe … Competing COMPETES proposals … Dance Your Ph.D. … Ebola and conferences … Dousing down under … Venezuelan science … Working Life
The Ebola epidemic demonstrates West Africa's urgent need for scientists, today and for the future.
A study of former UCSF postdocs finds they occupy a variety of careers.
The advantages of serving on a study section, Alice says, more than justify the substantial time commitment.
The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.
In a new feature, Alice Huang answers your questions about science career issues.
Alice and her friends answer questions that you don’t want to ask you preceptor, peer, or colleagues regarding your career in science.
Issues and Perspectives
Scientists with relevant expertise have a professional responsibility to share their evidence-based insight with the public, experts say.
The country’s “male-dominated, aggressive” culture is pushing women out of science and overseas.
Scientists with Ph.D.s are finding themselves overqualified for certain jobs—but also lacking important skills for others.
Life and Career
Ayanna Howard is a rarity: an African-American woman with an endowed engineering faculty chair at a major research university. Here's how she rocked it.
David Anderson's career was sidetracked by love and the Defense of Marriage Act, but today the future once again looks bright.
Do the career benefits of social media outweigh the potential risks?