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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.

March 20, 2014

The Third Way: Becoming an Academic Entrepreneur

Increasingly, scientists do not need to sacrifice academic freedom for the opportunity to bring their discoveries to market.

March 12, 2014

Can a Graduate Student Get Workers’ Compensation?

Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.

March 10, 2014

Paul Brookes: Surviving as an Outed Whistleblower

The controversial former blog author discusses the experience and career impact of having his cover blown.

Taken for Granted
March 05, 2014

Empowered Students and Postdocs Drive Lab Safety

A student- and postdoc-driven program at the University of Minnesota is building a strong, new safety culture.

March 04, 2014

Boycotting All-Boy Conferences

A petition calls for a boycott of a chemistry conference after the organizers posted a list of 29 speakers and chairs that included no women. It works.

February 27, 2014

Magnetic Fields, or, The Minor Matter of Your Major

Before we even know what the different science disciplines truly involve, we're expected to choose a field we'll pursue for the rest of our lives.

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 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 15, 2014

An American Postdoc Abroad

Edward O’Brien’s experience in England afforded him opportunities he would not have had otherwise, and it helped him land a tenure-track position in the United States.

January 13, 2014

A New Funding Model for Scientists

A team of U.S. researchers proposes a fast and cheap funding system that would fund scientists and not projects.

January 08, 2014

Inspiration

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.

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 17, 2013

Landing a Job Is Not Rocket Science

Orbital Sciences Corporation hires technical people who can work effectively on teams.

December 11, 2013

Horizon 2020: What’s in it for Young Scientists?

Science Careers reviews the Horizon 2020 opportunities that young scientists can benefit from most directly.

December 09, 2013

Who Would Hire Higgs?

Talking to The Guardian, Peter Higgs says he wouldn't be competitive for a faculty post in today's market.

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