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    March 19, 2015

    A networking encounter

    A young scientist learns about the advantages of real-world networking.

    March 17, 2015

    Disability as a difference of perspective

    Ken O’Neill, who is deaf, offers advice on how to present a disability when applying for a job.

    March 16, 2015

    You have a good mind—use it!

    Things aren’t going well for me. What should I do?

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

    Scientists with advanced degrees can transition to informal education—if they have the right skills.

    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.

    March 09, 2015

    Ask Alice: Careers in drug science

    What nonresearch jobs are out there for a pharmaceutical science Ph.D., and how should I prepare for them?

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

    February 27, 2015

    Leadership Training for Early Career Researchers

    Formal programs within academia are providing career advancement training for young scientists.

    February 23, 2015

    Ask Alice: I’m all out of love for research

    I don’t want to teach, and I no longer love research. Should I quit my Ph.D. program?

    February 19, 2015

    Three rules for powerful questions

    At interviews and networking events, your questions are at least as important as your answers.

    February 18, 2015

    The Brilliant Club

    In The Brilliant Club, Amina Yonis found an opportunity to help level the playing field for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    February 17, 2015

    Follow your star

    Theoretical physicist Ulf Leonhardt advises early-career scientists to think more about their work and less about their careers.

    February 16, 2015

    Public engagement: Balancing altruism and self-interest

    Scientists believe they should engage in public debates, but they see little career benefit.

    February 14, 2015

    Grant proposal budgeting 101

    Budgets may not be glamorous, but they’re crucial for proposal success.

    February 13, 2015

    Who you calling 'alternative' ?

    At the AAAS meeting in San Jose, Ph.D.s working outside research share their experiences.

    February 09, 2015

    Ask Alice: Better late than never

    Am I too old to get started on the neuroscience career I always wanted?

    February 04, 2015

    The science of schmoozing

    How one geoscientist built a career using data, charisma, and connections

    February 02, 2015

    Ask Alice: Time for a new mission?

    For some areas of science, it’s important not to be in too much of a hurry.

    January 30, 2015

    Faculty: Making Your Research Count

    Faculty members don't usually get formal training in research program management, but that might be changing.

    January 28, 2015

    Scientists under the microscope

    In an era when scientists are increasingly exposed, they need to be careful to distinguish between scientific criticism and personal attacks.

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