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By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.
Help! My adviser wants me to work on her half-baked pet project instead of my good one!
NSF’s annual report on new doctorate recipients contains mostly bad news for early-career scientists.
I want to teach, and I want to help clinics adopt evidence-based therapies. What should I do?
The Job Market
Finding tenured jobs is no easier for chemical engineers, but the pressure is relieved by the steady stream of industry jobs.
My adviser wants me to train my replacement to continue to work on my project after I’m gone. What should I do?
The worst part of grad school, writes our columnist, is that you can’t predict when it’s going to be over.
An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.
Yes, it can make sense to stay in the same lab for graduate school—just don’t get complacent!
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 new postdoc insists on rubbing up against me in the lab. What should I do?
By combining engineering and biology, scientists are cultivating career opportunities around the world.
My adviser wants me to call him by his first name! What should I do?
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 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.
A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.
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.