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April 21, 2014

Lab Management Courses: Becoming a Trainer

A small but growing number of scientists are training others in the hard and soft skills of managing a laboratory.

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 17, 2014

Lifestyles of the (Hopefully) Rich and (Possibly) Famous

Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.

April 16, 2014

I Have a Plan … Now What?

Now that you have a career plan, it's time to execute.

April 10, 2014

How to Present Yourself During an Interview

In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.

April 09, 2014

When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

April 07, 2014

Scrutinizing Your Personality

An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.

April 03, 2014

Scarcity Breeds Opportunity

Science done with serious resource constraints can be more varied, open, and passionate than ordinary science.

April 01, 2014

Research on a Shoestring in India

At mid-level institutions in India, researchers learn to thrive with limited funding and other resources.

March 28, 2014

A New Breed of Cancer Researcher

To land a job in any emerging area of cancer research, interdisciplinary training is becoming increasingly important.

March 26, 2014

Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

March 25, 2014

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.

March 24, 2014

Teaching Is a Powerful Credential

Aspiring faculty members who want their applications to stand out should focus on their teaching credentials.

March 20, 2014

The Third Way: Becoming an Academic Entrepreneur

Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.

March 18, 2014

A Shortage of Fairness in a World of Jobs

In the job search, getting the job done trumps fairness every time.

March 13, 2014

Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

March 12, 2014

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Meeting People

A networking-averse young scientist learns not just to tolerate but to enjoy and value meeting people and establishing new networks.

March 10, 2014

Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

March 05, 2014

Helping Supervisors Help International Postdocs

An online resource can help supervisors establish better and more productive relationships with international postdocs.

February 27, 2014

Magnetic Fields, or, The Minor Matter of Your Major

Before we even know what the different science disciplines truly involve, we're expected to choose a field we'll pursue for the rest of our lives.

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