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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 28, 2014

Working in the Community to Reduce Health Disparities

Kristi Allgood and her Chicago-based colleagues are working in the community to reduce breast cancer mortality in African-American women.

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 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.

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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 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.

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 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.

November 27, 2013

Becoming a Chartered Scientist

The United Kingdom's Science Council offers "chartered status" to scientists, emphasizing transferable skills and continuing professional development.

November 12, 2013

Varvara Trachana: Surviving the Science Crisis in Greece

Like some 750 other Greek scientists, Varvara Trachana has a faculty position—but no salary and no money to start up her lab.

October 30, 2013

Maximize Your Chances of Landing a Faculty Job

Many elements are out of postdocs' control, but there are some things they can do to increase their odds of landing a faculty position.

October 21, 2013

Internships Boost Postdocs' Skills, Worldliness, and Marketability

Internships can give postdocs a better chance to succeed in careers outside research.

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