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    November 26, 2015

    The best decision I ever made

    Early in her life, Kamal J. K. Gandhi vowed that she would move anywhere to pursue her dream of becoming an ecologist.

    November 25, 2015

    SACNAS goes to Washington

    The 2015 meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science offered valuable career development and networking opportunities

    November 24, 2015

    2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ results

    The 2015 ‘Dance Your Ph.D.’ winning videos feature thesis work on cellular interactions with tropoelastin, policy networks, and more.

    November 20, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 20 November 2015

    Chilean scientists protest … Limits to invasive chimpanzee research … Supporting African science … Hijacking journal websites … How much research funding does a disease deserve?

    November 18, 2015

    A scientist goes to kindergarten

    In choosing a school for his daughter, our columnist considers how modern education prepares students for their careers

    November 17, 2015

    When women are missing from peer review

    At one journal, most editors and reviewers are male, but numbers of female editors and reviewers are increasing

    November 16, 2015

    The tension between career risk and innovation

    Career incentives stop many researchers from pursuing risky projects

    November 11, 2015

    Climbing crooked ladders

    Career progression no longer follows a single vertical trajectory, our columnist explains

    November 09, 2015

    Choosing team over tenure

    A faculty member in an unconventional “team-track” position describes why she loves it, despite the challenges

    November 05, 2015

    Improving student advising

    When he was a graduate student at MIT, Carl Brozek used comments from students and administrators to create a list of best practices for the adviser-advisee relationship, and learned valuable skills during the process.

    November 04, 2015

    Uncle Sam may want you

    Prestigious awards highlight the wide range of science-based opportunities in federal service.

    November 03, 2015

    What kinds of science do ERC grantees do?

    A new European Research Council report offers a snapshot of the areas of frontier research it funds.

    October 29, 2015

    Going where the science matters

    After reflecting on his early scientific aspirations, Stephen T. Jackson decided to leave his tenured position behind to accept a high-level position at a federal science agency.

    October 27, 2015

    How to network effectively

    Networking should consist of a genuine conversation with another person about how you can help each other.

    October 22, 2015

    The power of mentoring

    Entrepreneur Carol Lynn Curchoe writes about how mentoring has helped her find her way through career twists and turns, and how she is paying it forward.

    October 22, 2015

    Female academics with partners less likely to collaborate internationally

    A partner’s job can be “a glass fence,” limiting women’s ability to work internationally, study finds

    October 21, 2015

    Why I don’t use humor in scientific presentations

    Our columnist explains why he stopped including jokes in his talks—and why he’s now trying to start again

    October 20, 2015

    You can return to research after a career break

    With talent, determination, and persistence—and given the right kind of support—resuming a scientific career is possible.

    October 15, 2015

    The rewards of roughing it

    Ornithologist Xin Lu argues that although much of science is moving away from fieldwork, it is a valuable research tool that offers emotional and spiritual rewards.

    October 14, 2015

    Passion: Your secret weapon for job search success

    Our columnist advises interviewees to express the emotions driving their career choices