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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 10, 2015

    Into the wild

    When Ethan Perlstein found his academic career stymied, he took to the wilderness.

    March 05, 2015

    What’s the purpose of a scientific career?

    Research shows that many members of groups underrepresented in academic science seek careers that express values beyond pure research.

    February 24, 2015

    UPDATED: A scientist saint?

    French geneticist Jérôme Lejeune may have missed out on the Nobel Prize, but now he’s nominated for an even higher honor.

    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 11, 2015

    Starting up a career

    These days, entrepreneurship is less about getting rich and more about career development and getting science done.

    February 04, 2015

    The science of schmoozing

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

    January 30, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 30 January 2015

    Chemistry demos … budget info … China seeks talents … faster cures … new science leadership in the House of Representatives … convincing the public … Working Life.

    January 19, 2015

    Following the birdsong of science

    Erich Jarvis’s upbringing during the civil rights movement helped provide the tools for success as he pursued studies of human languages and songbirds.

    January 13, 2015

    Divvying it up

    By staying balanced, focused, and organized, Lesley Yellowlees has risen through the ranks while maintaining a vibrant family life.

    January 06, 2015

    Making the world better, from industry

    Nicolas Delahaye belongs to a new breed of entrepreneurs, working at big companies and utilizing their resources to advance a social cause.

    December 22, 2014

    Science Careers’ Person of the Year: Shirley M. Tilghman

    The former Princeton University president has been fighting for the interests of early-career scientists for more than 20 years.

    December 19, 2014

    Breakthrough of the Year: Hitchhiking to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

    Three young scientists who took a front seat during the Rosetta mission tell us about their work and their careers.

    December 19, 2014

    For the love of ferns

    Karen Perkins explains how a chance encounter with a fern led her to a science career.

    December 03, 2014

    The Paula T. Hammond Lab

    Finding tenured jobs is no easier for chemical engineers, but the pressure is relieved by the steady stream of industry jobs.

    November 20, 2014

    The road to Ebola

    For scientists conducting basic research on the Ebola virus, evolving priorities are a way of life.

    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 13, 2014

    One foot in academia, the other in industry

    Jyoti Mishra’s unusual postdoc allowed her to connect basic science with its potential applications.

    October 09, 2014

    Building the Bionic Woman

    Ayanna Howard is a rarity: an African-American woman with an endowed engineering faculty chair at a major research university. Here's how she rocked it.

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