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    December 16, 2014

    Study: Women and minorities less interested in academic research careers

    By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.

    December 15, 2014

    Ask Alice: Don’t waste my time

    Help! My adviser wants me to work on her half-baked pet project instead of my good one!

    December 12, 2014

    More science doctorates, fewer post-doctorate science jobs

    NSF’s annual report on new doctorate recipients contains mostly bad news for early-career scientists.

    December 09, 2014

    Ask Alice: Rehabilitation science

    I want to teach, and I want to help clinics adopt evidence-based therapies. What should I do?

    December 03, 2014

    The Paula T. Hammond Lab

    Finding tenured jobs is no easier for chemical engineers, but the pressure is relieved by the steady stream of industry jobs.

    December 02, 2014

    Ask Alice: My adviser is stealing my project!

    My adviser wants me to train my replacement to continue to work on my project after I’m gone. What should I do?

    November 26, 2014

    The never-ending Ph.D.

    The worst part of grad school, writes our columnist, is that you can’t predict when it’s going to be over.

    November 25, 2014

    Winners and losers from President Obama’s immigration plan

    An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.

    November 24, 2014

    Ask Alice: Hunkering down

    Yes, it can make sense to stay in the same lab for graduate school—just don’t get complacent!

    November 19, 2014

    Seeking social scientists

    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.”

    November 17, 2014

    Ask Alice: Improper contact

    A new postdoc insists on rubbing up against me in the lab. What should I do?

    November 14, 2014

    Biosystems Nanotechnology: Big Opportunities in the Science of the Small

    By combining engineering and biology, scientists are cultivating career opportunities around the world.

    November 10, 2014

    Ask Alice: Call me by my name

    My adviser wants me to call him by his first name! What should I do?

    November 04, 2014

    Why networking feels so ‘icky’

    Networking feels “icky” when you feel like you’re exploiting other people for personal gain.

    October 31, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 31 October 2014

    Suing John Doe … Competing COMPETES proposals … Dance Your Ph.D. … Ebola and conferences … Dousing down under … Venezuelan science … Working Life

    October 27, 2014

    Ask Alice: Should I join an NIH study section?

    The advantages of serving on a study section, Alice says, more than justify the substantial time commitment.

    October 23, 2014

    Nothing but networking

    The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.

    October 22, 2014

    A double dose of advice

    A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.

    October 20, 2014

    Ask Alice: Should I stay or should I go?

    In a new feature, Alice Huang answers your questions about science career issues.

    October 20, 2014

    Ask Alice

    Alice and her friends answer questions that you don’t want to ask you preceptor, peer, or colleagues regarding your career in science.

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