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    December 18, 2014

    Breakthrough of the Year: Hitchhiking to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    Three young scientists who took a front seat during the Rosetta mission tell us about their work and their careers.

    December 12, 2014

    Exploring the Frontiers of Science in Western China

    Scientific career opportunities are materializing across China. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the western region.

    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 12, 2014

    More science doctorates, fewer post-doctorate science jobs

    NSF’s annual report on new doctorate recipients contains mostly bad news for early-career scientists.

    December 11, 2014

    The National Academies revisit the postdoc experience

    Implementing the recommendations of the new National Academies report on postdocs is likely to be hard, says Gregory Petsko, the chair of the committee that issued the report.

    December 08, 2014

    Careers in fast-forward, part 3

    NIH seeks new Ph.D. researchers to start independent careers in its intramural labs.

    December 04, 2014

    Paradigms and prejudice

    The realities of women’s careers in academic science have changed. The discussion about them should change, too.

    December 03, 2014

    The Paula T. Hammond Lab

    Finding tenured jobs is no easier for chemical engineers, but the pressure is relieved by the steady stream of industry jobs.

    December 01, 2014

    What do young scientists want?

    A postdoc-organized conference in Boston yields a consensus statement on “what the postdocs are worried about.”

    November 28, 2014

    The E.U.’s Recipe to Create Jobs: Innovate

    The new funding initiative supports areas in which Europe shows strong competence and creates new opportunities for scientists

    November 25, 2014

    Federal judge: Workers can challenge OPT extension

    A federal judge says that tech workers can challenge a Bush-era immigration order that allows foreign STEM students to work an extra 19 months.

    November 25, 2014

    Winners and losers from President Obama’s immigration plan

    An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.

    November 20, 2014

    The road to Ebola

    For scientists conducting basic research on the Ebola virus, evolving priorities are a way of life.

    November 13, 2014

    One foot in academia, the other in industry

    Jyoti Mishra’s unusual postdoc allowed her to connect basic science with its potential applications.

    November 12, 2014

    Skill shortage or ineffective hiring?

    An article in Information Week and a leading labor expert argue that the so-called skills shortage is really a failing of companies’ human resources function.

    November 05, 2014

    Postdocs speak up

    As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.

    November 04, 2014

    Why networking feels so ‘icky’

    Networking feels “icky” when you feel like you’re exploiting other people for personal gain.

    November 04, 2014

    Packaging workforce data for public consumption

    A new resource from the National Science Board makes data more accessible, but it also gives it a spin.

    October 30, 2014

    A union contract gives Tufts adjuncts ‘unheard-of’ rights

    Among the most important is the right to be considered for tenure-track jobs.

    October 29, 2014

    On technology transfer and kitten piles

    In a letter to Science Careers and its readers, Adam Ruben’s “pseudo twin” asks, “What better way to maximize your real-world impact than through technology transfer?”

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