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    August 28, 2015

    Transitioning fields between a Ph.D. and postdoc

    Switching fields midstream requires thoughtful analysis, research, and due diligence. Hear advice from researchers who have made the transition.

    August 06, 2015

    As research teams grow, academic career prospects may shrink

    A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.

    August 05, 2015

    The European Research Council opens its next round of funding

    ERC has just announced the details of its 2016 funding program and its call for next year’s Starting Grants.

    July 31, 2015

    Why not have a life?

    Postdoc Gary McDowell says that you do not have to sacrifice your personal life to have a successful science career.

    July 30, 2015

    The value—and risk—of activism

    Academics must manage involvement in social and political causes with care if they do not want to jeopardize their careers.

    July 22, 2015

    Ace your video interview

    Video screening interviews are now a major ingredient of the hiring process.

    July 15, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 4

    So you’ve researched alternative career options, sent cold emails, and gone on informational interviews. What's next?

    July 07, 2015

    Harnessing computer power to understand biology

    An ability to combine computation and experimentation recently won systems biologist Sarah Teichmann an EMBO Gold Medal.

    July 06, 2015

    Biodiversity researcher becomes first female president of Mauritius

    After 25 years studying the plants of her native island, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim unexpectedly became its president.

    July 02, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 3

    Once you’ve made new connections, it’s time to contact them in person and set up an informational interview.

    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 25, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 2

    To build your network from zero, seek new connections and offer them real value.

    June 23, 2015

    What happens after a retraction?

    Retractions, whether for honest error or misconduct, diminish future citations to researchers’ old papers by 10% to 20%, a study says.

    June 22, 2015

    What to expect while job hunting

    An essay at Vitae tells those going on the academic job hunt what they can expect.

    June 19, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 19 June 2015

    Chimpanzees in the news … Ramping up research oversight … Entrepreneur loses money but gains exposure … Summer reading … Working Life

    June 18, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee: Take action on your career

    The first in a four-article series about the Active Career Exploration plan for career development

    June 17, 2015

    Who’s in your tribe?

    It’s important for today’s job seekers to be aware of the “un-networking” trend.

    June 16, 2015

    Multiferroics and me

    Nicola Spaldin pioneered a revolution in the field of multiferroics by pursuing her “most interesting question,” no matter the odds.

    June 15, 2015

    Your ‘best chance’ of winning a Nobel Prize

    Nobel laureate Shinya Yamanaka doesn’t know what young scientists should do to win the prize, but he’s sure it’s important to be innovative and unique.

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