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Alice and her friends answer questions that you don’t want to ask you preceptor, peer, or colleagues regarding your career in science.
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.
David Anderson's career was sidetracked by love and the Defense of Marriage Act, but today the future once again looks bright.
Rodica Stan pushed her way through many borders to build a science career.
A young faculty member argues that it is, indeed, possible for a woman (or a man) to ‘have it all.’
Among the reasons women cite for leaving engineering are an uncivil workplace and poor opportunities for advancement.
A weekend spent with nonscientist friends reminded Cathy Walker that working as a scientist is fun.
A new report argues that the United States may soon face a serious shortage of scientists with clinical degrees.
To get the data you need from scientists who won't share, use persuasion—and ratchet up the pressure.
After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.
STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.
A thousand NIH investigators dropped … NSF traineeships restructured … ORI director steps down.
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.
Lab management courses can help new and aspiring principal investigators learn to manage people, projects, and budgets.
What can scientists do to ensure that policy decisions are informed by scientific expertise?
An essay in Molecular Biology of the Cell describes what it's like to work as a scientist in the biotech industry.
Don't allow a small formatting error to torpedo your NSF grant application.
The best and most popular stories of 2013, as chosen by readers and editors.
The UCLA chemistry professor will be tried on four felony counts related to the death of lab assistant Sheri Sangji in a laboratory fire.
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.