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    December 12, 2014

    Making science a desirable career

    Organizers of the Future of Research Symposium give their thoughts on how to keep young scientists in research careers.

    December 10, 2014

    New postdoc report covers familiar ground

    For those who follow postdoc issues, the new National Academies proposals sound familiar. But maybe things will turn out differently this time.

    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 30, 2014

    On the ground in Sierra Leone

    The Ebola epidemic demonstrates West Africa's urgent need for scientists, today and for the future.

    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.

    October 09, 2014

    Building the Bionic Woman

    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.

    October 02, 2014

    A detour for love

    David Anderson's career was sidetracked by love and the Defense of Marriage Act, but today the future once again looks bright.

    September 25, 2014

    The borders I crossed

    Rodica Stan pushed her way through many borders to build a science career.

    August 27, 2014

    When women have it all

    A young faculty member argues that it is, indeed, possible for a woman (or a man) to ‘have it all.’

    August 15, 2014

    Nearly 40 percent of women leave engineering

    Among the reasons women cite for leaving engineering are an uncivil workplace and poor opportunities for advancement.

    June 13, 2014

    The Fun of Science

    A weekend spent with nonscientist friends reminded Cathy Walker that working as a scientist is fun.

    June 10, 2014

    NIH Report Warns of Looming Physician-Scientist Shortage

    A new report argues that the United States may soon face a serious shortage of scientists with clinical degrees.

    April 22, 2014

    Chasing Down the Data You Need

    To get the data you need from scientists who won't share, use persuasion—and ratchet up the pressure.

    April 17, 2014

    The PECASE Winners Offer Advice

    After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.

    April 04, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 4 April 2014

    STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.

    March 14, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 14 March 2014

    A thousand NIH investigators dropped … NSF traineeships restructured … ORI director steps down.

    Taken for Granted
    March 03, 2014

    On American Scientists' Dismal Morale

    What is causing the widespread distress expressed by academic researchers in a survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education? It's not just a small decline in the NIH research budget.

    February 21, 2014

    Learning to Lead a Lab

    Lab management courses can help new and aspiring principal investigators learn to manage people, projects, and budgets.

    February 16, 2014

    How Scientists Can Influence Policy

    What can scientists do to ensure that policy decisions are informed by scientific expertise?

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