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    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?

    February 10, 2014

    Would You Like Working in Industry?

    An essay in Molecular Biology of the Cell describes what it's like to work as a scientist in the biotech industry.

    January 07, 2014

    Changes to NSF's Grant Proposal Guide

    Don't allow a small formatting error to torpedo your NSF grant application.

    December 26, 2013

    The Year's Best Stories

    The best and most popular stories of 2013, as chosen by readers and editors.

    May 09, 2013

    Four 'Not Guilty' Pleas Entered for Patrick Harran

    The UCLA chemistry professor will be tried on four felony counts related to the death of lab assistant Sheri Sangji in a laboratory fire.

    March 22, 2013

    In the Global Competition for Smart Minds, Germany Grows Its Catch

    With good long-term funding prospects and attractive salaries, Germany has become a major contender in the global competition among nations to draw in top talent.

    January 08, 1999

    Regional Hot Spots in Biotech

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS One of my side interests is moderating a biotechnology career discussion on the Internet,...
    December 11, 1998

    Preventing Burnout: Learning About the "Whys" of Job Satisfaction

    TOOLING UP COLUMNS The practice of "headhunting" became popular after World War II when many executive and professional...
    November 13, 1998

    How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

    The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.

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