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    June 30, 2015

    Choosing your postdoc position

    Of all the decisions that academics must make during their careers, choosing a successful postdoc position is probably one of the most important.

    June 29, 2015

    Leaving science for science writing

    At The Open Notebook, Julia Rosen describes her transition via a lovely metaphor.

    June 24, 2015

    Thesis adviser horror stories

    In which our esteemed columnist catalogs the miseries our bosses have been known to inflict upon their underlings

    June 12, 2015

    You'll be OK

    Michelle E. Portman has learned to value all of life’s ups and downs.

    June 11, 2015

    Your thesis, in 3 minutes

    If you think writing your thesis is challenging, try explaining your project to a lay audience in 180 seconds.

    June 10, 2015

    Aligning career expectations with academic reality

    More tenured employment opportunities must be given to young scientists, but they also ought to recalibrate their career expectations, a new report says.

    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 08, 2015

    The health of those who study health

    The physical and mental well-being of academic biomedical researchers should not be neglected.

    June 05, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 05 June 2015

    More on Michael LaCour … Shaw Prize winners … $15 billion for clean energy … Jens Förster further under fire … U.S. Census in trouble … Working Life.

    June 05, 2015

    From physics to revolution and back

    Lui Lam reflects on his time as a physicist in China and why he ultimately returned to the United States.

    May 28, 2015

    Feeling stuck

    For aspiring scientists, not knowing their career options can be a major source of anxiety.

    May 27, 2015

    All in the family

    Husband-and-wife chemists discuss working with a spouse and the role of gender and family in an academic career.

    May 26, 2015

    A doctoral defense delayed by injustice—for 77 years

    Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport received her doctorate at age 102, many years after submitting her dissertation.

    May 22, 2015

    Playing the field

    Gretchen Meyer drifted for a while, but her early experiences ultimately took her back to nature.

    May 22, 2015

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

    Show us your graduate work … in dance form!

    May 13, 2015

    Depression afflicts almost half of STEM graduate students at UC Berkeley

    Report of survey results highlights challenges to graduate student well-being

    May 11, 2015

    What well-dressed riffraff are wearing this season

    Future of Research is selling T-shirts, with proceeds going to operating costs for the organization’s 2015 Boston meeting.

    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 07, 2015

    Treading a different track

    Scientists with a love of teaching can find satisfaction in academia without tenure.

    May 05, 2015

    A broader focus on academic lab safety

    A new task force aims to improve lab safety at hundreds of universities.

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