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My adviser wants me to train my replacement to continue to work on my project after I’m gone. What should I do?
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!
High-profile advances have injected an air of excitement into the study of the brain, opening opportunities for scientists with a knack for technology development, programming, and engineering.
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.
When writing a personal statement for graduate school admission, emphasize your motivations and high-level skills.
The Job Market
In the United Kingdom, 21.9% of graduates with first degrees in biology took jobs in the “retail, catering, waiting and bar staff” sector.
The Job Market
Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.
A new National Academies report examines why many universities lack adequate safety cultures and how to bring about improvement.
Funding bodies and research institutions need to give multidisciplinary research more respect, says an opinion paper from Science Europe.
Being a trailing spouse is better than not having a job, says an essayist at Inside Higher Ed, but it’s no walk in the park.
A Ball State University study finds a “continuing excess supply” of workers in scientific and technical fields.
Working-class students and faculty face disadvantages, but mentoring and resilience can help them through.
As creative director in an MIT lab and a Nature-paper co-author without a degree, Amy Robinson embodies the changes occurring in science right now.
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 3
In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 2
How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.
The Psychology of Interviews, Part 1
An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.
The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.
The latest data from the Computing Research Association show signs of vigor in computer science employment.
In the job search, getting the job done trumps fairness every time.