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    October 08, 2015

    Help others—and help your career

    While volunteering at a scientific conference, Tal Polak came up with an idea to help young researchers network with top scientists.

    October 02, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 2 October 2015

    The pope’s astronomer ... Migrants and informatics … Predatory publishers … More money for the BRAIN initiative … Beyond “publish or perish”

    September 24, 2015

    How science fairs shaped my career

    Rachel Yoho describes how participating in school science fairs helped her find her path into a research career.

    September 23, 2015

    Scientists should defend, not defund, the humanities

    A crisis for the humanities is a crisis for all, our columnist argues.

    September 18, 2015

    My trek back to science

    After completing his Ph.D. studies, Michael Marshak decided to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail to clear his mind and figure out his next career move.

    September 16, 2015

    Bounce back to stay in the game

    The resilience that scientists learn from conducting research should also be applied to the job search.

    September 11, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 11 September 2015

    Lasker award winners announced … Farm animal cloning banned … Gene editing in embryos … Puerto Rican science … The Wellcome Trust looks forward … Working Life.

    September 11, 2015

    Nice to know you

    Two collaborators share the scientific and personal benefits of conducting interdisciplinary research.

    September 09, 2015

    Where the jobs are

    Hidden opportunities uncovered through networking are the key to career success, a new book argues.

    August 20, 2015

    A risk worth taking

    After earning his Ph.D., Richard Krablin took a big risk that shaped his scientific career.

    August 14, 2015

    A guide for the perplexed

    A clear-eyed new book demystifies the tenure-track job market.

    August 13, 2015

    Creating a research brand

    Jeffrey McDonnell explains how publishing papers and giving talks that follow a research theme can help you as you advance in your career.

    July 31, 2015

    Grad students behaving badly

    Our esteemed columnist warns against some of the common offenses that grad students have been known to commit.

    June 09, 2015

    Thriving in the face of career uncertainty

    Nobel laureate Richard J. Roberts shares his thoughts on how to build a career in scientific research.

    June 01, 2015

    ‘Underrepresented’ is an understatement for minority faculty members

    Only 4% of tenure-track faculty members in chemistry are African American, Latino, or Native American, new data shows.

    May 22, 2015

    It's time to 'Dance Your Ph.D.'

    Show us your graduate work … in dance form!

    May 08, 2015

    The making of a science evangelist

    Now that Ainissa Ramirez has left the conventional science track, she is pursuing a wilder and more precious path.

    May 01, 2015

    From war to science paradise

    Gerry Cobian was a machine gunner on the march to Baghdad; now he studies fungi in the forests of Hawaii.

    April 06, 2015


    Should a not-yet-tenured faculty member at a top university take on a new project to help women succeed?

    March 11, 2015

    Large lectures 101

    From a specialist on teaching large classes, we present a prescription for teaching several hundred students at a time, efficiently and effectively.