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    November 24, 2014

    Ask Alice: Hunkering down

    Yes, it can make sense to stay in the same lab for graduate school—just don’t get complacent!

    November 18, 2014

    Robert Langer: Creating things that could change the world

    A leading scientist-entrepreneur offers advice on careers and starting a business.

    November 17, 2014

    Ask Alice: Improper contact

    A new postdoc insists on rubbing up against me in the lab. What should I do?

    November 14, 2014

    Biosystems Nanotechnology: Big Opportunities in the Science of the Small

    By combining engineering and biology, scientists are cultivating career opportunities around the world.

    November 10, 2014

    Ask Alice: Call me by my name

    My adviser wants me to call him by his first name! What should I do?

    November 03, 2014

    Ask Alice: Lab romance

    I'm falling hard for the professor I work for. What should I do?

    October 31, 2014

    Investments Boost Neurotechnology Career Prospects

    High-profile advances have injected an air of excitement into the study of the brain, opening opportunities for scientists with a knack for technology development, programming, and engineering.

    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?”

    October 27, 2014

    Ask Alice: Should I join an NIH study section?

    The advantages of serving on a study section, Alice says, more than justify the substantial time commitment.

    October 23, 2014

    Nothing but networking

    The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.

    October 22, 2014

    A double dose of advice

    A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.

    October 20, 2014

    Ask Alice: Should I stay or should I go?

    In a new feature, Alice Huang answers your questions about science career issues.

    October 20, 2014

    Ask Alice

    Alice and her friends answer questions that you don’t want to ask you preceptor, peer, or colleagues regarding your career in science.

    October 17, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 17 October 2014

    Robots, redux … economics Nobel … paper factories in China … bad time for scientists in Venezuela … nonadherence … letters … sex in research … Working Life

    October 16, 2014

    Behavioral interviewing: First encounters

    To prepare for your future interview, wrote David Jensen in 1999, look back into your past.

    October 15, 2014

    Talking to the public about risk

    Scientists with relevant expertise have a professional responsibility to share their evidence-based insight with the public, experts say.

    October 14, 2014

    Overqualified or underqualified?

    Scientists with Ph.D.s are finding themselves overqualified for certain jobs—but also lacking important skills for others.

    October 08, 2014

    Sell yourself: Adding substance to your personal statement

    When writing a personal statement for graduate school admission, emphasize your motivations and high-level skills.

    October 07, 2014

    Life inspires clinical applications

    His life partner’s illness led fundamental chemist David Smith to change his research focus.

    October 06, 2014

    Retail, food service most common jobs for new U.K. bio majors

    In the United Kingdom, 21.9% of graduates with first degrees in biology took jobs in the “retail, catering, waiting and bar staff” sector.

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