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    November 25, 2015

    SACNAS goes to Washington

    The 2015 meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science offered valuable career development and networking opportunities

    November 19, 2015

    A doctor’s dilemma

    After a false start in medical school, Deniz Kirik made his way into translational research.

    November 16, 2015

    The tension between career risk and innovation

    Career incentives stop many researchers from pursuing risky projects

    November 12, 2015

    Leaping into the unknown

    For his Ph.D., Jeremy Borniger decided to follow his passion and switch fields from anthropology to neuroscience. This is how he made the transition, and what he learned in the process.

    November 11, 2015

    Climbing crooked ladders

    Career progression no longer follows a single vertical trajectory, our columnist explains

    November 09, 2015

    Choosing team over tenure

    A faculty member in an unconventional “team-track” position describes why she loves it, despite the challenges

    November 03, 2015

    What kinds of science do ERC grantees do?

    A new European Research Council report offers a snapshot of the areas of frontier research it funds.

    October 27, 2015

    How to network effectively

    Networking should consist of a genuine conversation with another person about how you can help each other.

    October 21, 2015

    Why I don’t use humor in scientific presentations

    Our columnist explains why he stopped including jokes in his talks—and why he’s now trying to start again

    October 20, 2015

    You can return to research after a career break

    With talent, determination, and persistence—and given the right kind of support—resuming a scientific career is possible.

    October 14, 2015

    Passion: Your secret weapon for job search success

    Our columnist advises interviewees to express the emotions driving their career choices

    October 12, 2015

    How to win a Nobel Prize

    A former member of the chemistry prize selection committee discusses the process

    October 09, 2015

    Industry experience as a platform for academic careers

    Hear advice from scientists and engineers who have worked in private and public companies and transitioned back into academia.

    October 05, 2015

    New guidebook aims to help female postdocs

    Book describes resources professional societies offer to support postdoc women—and men

    September 28, 2015

    When funding is a costly booby trap

    Postdocs funded by National Research Service Awards subject to “payback” requirement

    September 18, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 18 September 2015

    New FDA chief nominated ... Thomas Insel’s Google move … Animal welfare concerns … The 2015 Ig Nobel prizes ... Working Life.

    September 18, 2015

    Effective teaching: to be an effective educator, get active

    Evidence-based teaching strategies are changing how some faculty shape their courses.

    September 18, 2015

    My trek back to science

    After completing his Ph.D. studies, Michael Marshak decided to thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail to clear his mind and figure out his next career move.

    September 14, 2015

    Advising communication

    A list of best practices for the adviser-advisee relationship emphasizes the importance of effective communication.

    September 11, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 11 September 2015

    Lasker award winners announced … Farm animal cloning banned … Gene editing in embryos … Puerto Rican science … The Wellcome Trust looks forward … Working Life.