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April 10, 2014

How to Present Yourself During an Interview

In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.

April 09, 2014

When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

April 07, 2014

Scrutinizing Your Personality

An awareness of the range of interview situations you may encounter can help turn a daunting part of the selection procedure into something more manageable.

April 02, 2014

Where Do Ph.D. Scientists Work?

A study reveals significant race and sex differences in where Ph.D. holders work.

March 13, 2014

Adding Sex-and-Gender Dimensions to Your Research

Early-career scientists have much to gain from viewing their research through a sex-and-gender lens.

February 26, 2014

Establishing a Sustainable Career by Breaking the Academic Mold

Environmental scientist Alex Hope is determined to have an academic career on his own terms.

She Figures
February 11, 2014

More Action Needed to Retain Women in Science

A U.K. report calls for revising the academic career structure to benefit young researchers, and women in particular.

January 29, 2014

Planning a Career in Today's Landscape

His career now refocused following a policy fellowship, Kenneth Gibbs Jr. offers advice for scientists contemplating a change of direction.

January 28, 2014

Surviving a Conference While Pregnant

An article at Inside Higher Ed advises pregnant women on surviving the awkwardness and discomfort of scholarly meetings.

January 27, 2014

An Emerging Global Picture of Early-Career Scientists

A new report documents the pressures and anxieties shared by early-career scientists worldwide, as they pursue an academic career.

January 20, 2014

The Courage of Two Scientists

Franklin McCain and Omid Kokabee both took principled stands on issues of great importance.

January 14, 2014

A Surveyor of Jungles

As a woman doing field research, Priya Davidar was a pioneer in India; now she has shifted her focus to conservation.

January 08, 2014


To honor the new year and help scientists young and old recharge their batteries, we present a list of our most motivating, empowering, and invigorating articles.

January 08, 2014

Making Scientific Meetings More Woman-Friendly

To increase the representation of women among speakers at scientific meetings, put women on the organizing committee.

January 07, 2014

What Is Keeping Women Out of Leadership Jobs in Academic Medicine?

A new study suggests that the emergence of the clinician-educator track may partly explain the dearth of women in top positions.

Janet Davison Rowley
December 23, 2013

"Fishing Is Good"

The observation-driven work of Janet Davison Rowley, who died last week at 88, would not be feasible today, Rowley told the New York Times in 2011.

December 18, 2013

Promoting Gender Equality at the European Research Council

Isabelle Vernos, chairwoman of the European Research Council Scientific Council's Working Group on Gender Balance, talks about the funding agency's efforts to help female scientists reach the top.

December 16, 2013

More Tweets Don’t Add Up to More Citations, Study Finds

Tweets are good for science, the authors conclude, but they may not make much difference for science careers.

December 10, 2013

What Makes a Competitive Faculty Application Package?

After applying unsuccessfully for nearly 150 faculty jobs, Fatma Kaplan concludes that what she really needs is a federal research grant.

Taken for Granted
December 05, 2013

Celebrating an Educational Innovation in Capital Style

A Washington, D.C. ceremony salutes the expansion of Professional Science Master's degree programs in the United States.