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April 14, 2014

Another Call to Reform Biomedical Research and Training

Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."

April 14, 2014

An Eloquent Career Picture for Ph.D. Biologists

An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.

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 28, 2014

A New Breed of Cancer Researcher

To land a job in any emerging area of cancer research, interdisciplinary training is becoming increasingly important.

March 24, 2014

Teaching Is a Powerful Credential

Aspiring faculty members who want their applications to stand out should focus on their teaching credentials.

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 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.

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.

February 28, 2014

A Scientist's Guide To Social Media

Online networking tools offer postdocs new ways to make connections, exchange scientific ideas, and advance their career.

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.

Taken for Granted
February 12, 2014

Defending Oneself from "Product Defense"

An article in The New Yorker describes an endocrinologist's battle against a company's attempts to discredit his science.

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.

February 07, 2014

Leveraging Committee Assignments For Advancement

Serving on faculty committees can shine a spotlight on a professor’s abilities and open the door to new career opportunities.

February 03, 2014

Taking the 'Waste' Out of Biomedical Research

Individual researchers can do a number of things to make biomedical research more efficient and clinically relevant, say the authors of a series in The Lancet.

January 29, 2014

Paying a Price for Truth

The whistleblower in the Woo Suk Hwang affair describes the repercussions in Nature.

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 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.

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