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    October 05, 2015

    New guidebook aims to help female postdocs

    Book describes resources professional societies offer to support postdoc women—and men

    October 02, 2015

    Science and technology in Central China

    Central China is a growing hub for researchers and tech companies to launch exciting projects in science and engineering.

    September 28, 2015

    When funding is a costly booby trap

    Postdocs funded by National Research Service Awards subject to “payback” requirement

    September 21, 2015

    Celebrating National Postdoc Appreciation Week

    This week, institutions around the United States are hosting a range of events to honor their postdoctoral scholars.

    September 18, 2015

    Effective teaching: to be an effective educator, get active

    Evidence-based teaching strategies are changing how some faculty shape their courses.

    September 14, 2015

    Advising communication

    A list of best practices for the adviser-advisee relationship emphasizes the importance of effective communication.

    September 10, 2015

    An academic 'poaching' lawsuit from a scientist who didn’t move

    North Carolina universities sued for agreement to not hire each other’s employees

    September 08, 2015

    How (not) to fail in your Ph.D. studies

    You can avoid common mistakes—if you are cognizant of them.

    September 03, 2015

    Men have a greater tendency to cite themselves, study says

    A recent study suggests that men are substantially more likely to blow their own horns than women, with potential career consequences.

    September 02, 2015

    New NIH division director shares plans for the future

    Kay Lund left a long career in academia to lead NIH's new Division of Biomedical Research Workforce Programs.

    August 31, 2015

    Teaching as a skill and a career

    Whether it is one aspect of a faculty position at a research-intensive institution or the core of an education-focused job, teaching is an important component of many scientists’ careers.

    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 26, 2015

    Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says

    Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.

    August 24, 2015

    U.S. National Labor Relations Board rejects student athlete unionization

    The decision may make it more difficult for graduate students at private institutions who are working to win the right to unionize.

    August 20, 2015

    Learn how to cope in grad school

    A 10-week online course aims to help graduate students toward emotional resilience.

    August 17, 2015

    Keeping adjuncts’ job agreements on track

    Tenure-track faculty members at Eastern Illinois University have taken a bold and generous step to express solidarity with their adjunct colleagues.

    August 13, 2015

    Writing tips for reaching the public

    Katie L. Burke, associate editor at the American Scientist, offers advice about writing for a general audience.

    August 12, 2015

    A legacy of drug safety

    FDA medical officer Frances Oldham Kelsey averted the tragedy of thalidomide birth defects in the United States.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    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.