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While volunteering at a scientific conference, Tal Polak came up with an idea to help young researchers network with top scientists.
The pope’s astronomer ... Migrants and informatics … Predatory publishers … More money for the BRAIN initiative … Beyond “publish or perish”
A new book explores the connection between the 1960s moonshot and the end of the Jim Crow era in the United States.
A crisis for the humanities is a crisis for all, our columnist argues.
A list of best practices for the adviser-advisee relationship emphasizes the importance of effective communication.
Two collaborators share the scientific and personal benefits of conducting interdisciplinary research.
Hidden opportunities uncovered through networking are the key to career success, a new book argues.
A recent study suggests that men are substantially more likely to blow their own horns than women, with potential career consequences.
Kay Lund left a long career in academia to lead NIH's new Division of Biomedical Research Workforce Programs.
Whether it is one aspect of a faculty position at a research-intensive institution or the core of an education-focused job, teaching is an important component of many scientists’ careers.
Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.
The decision may make it more difficult for graduate students at private institutions who are working to win the right to unionize.
A 10-week online course aims to help graduate students toward emotional resilience.
Jeffrey McDonnell explains how publishing papers and giving talks that follow a research theme can help you as you advance in your career.
Katie L. Burke, associate editor at the American Scientist, offers advice about writing for a general audience.
A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.
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The Job Market
A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.
Academics must manage involvement in social and political causes with care if they do not want to jeopardize their careers.
Issues and Perspectives
Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.
Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.