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    June 30, 2015

    Choosing your postdoc position

    Of all the decisions that academics must make during their careers, choosing a successful postdoc position is probably one of the most important.

    June 11, 2015

    Your thesis, in 3 minutes

    If you think writing your thesis is challenging, try explaining your project to a lay audience in 180 seconds.

    June 10, 2015

    Aligning career expectations with academic reality

    More tenured employment opportunities must be given to young scientists, but they also ought to recalibrate their career expectations, a new report says.

    April 30, 2015

    A time limit on postdoctoral contracts: The French experience

    Young researchers in France are being squeezed between a paucity of jobs and a new law that limits how long they can stay in postdoc positions.

    April 22, 2015

    How to present a disability during recruitment

    Scientists who approach the job search strategically can turn apparent disabilities to their advantage.

    April 15, 2015

    Charting the careers of European researchers

    The European charter and code of conduct have been around for 10 years. What have they done to improve scientists' lives?

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

    Scientists with advanced degrees can transition to informal education—if they have the right skills.

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

    January 28, 2015

    Scientists under the microscope

    In an era when scientists are increasingly exposed, they need to be careful to distinguish between scientific criticism and personal attacks.

    January 07, 2015

    Tiziana Rossetto, an epicenter of tsunami research

    Earthquake engineer Tiziana Rossetto wasn’t daunted when she was told that what she intended to do wasn’t possible.

    November 13, 2014

    One foot in academia, the other in industry

    Jyoti Mishra’s unusual postdoc allowed her to connect basic science with its potential applications.

    October 15, 2014

    Talking to the public about risk

    Scientists with relevant expertise have a professional responsibility to share their evidence-based insight with the public, experts say.

    October 06, 2014

    Retail, food service most common jobs for new U.K. bio majors

    In the United Kingdom, 21.9% of graduates with first degrees in biology took jobs in the “retail, catering, waiting and bar staff” sector.

    September 30, 2014

    The Lisa Feldman Barrett lab

    Lisa Feldman Barrett’s big, bustling psychology lab at Northeastern University provides a snapshot of what the job market is like.

    September 17, 2014

    The 2014 Vitae conference

    Here is a roundup of higher education news from this year’s Vitae Researcher Development International Conference.

    August 18, 2014

    Equally productive women are tenured less

    A new study shows that in computer science, sociology, and English, productivity differences can’t explain discrepancies in tenure rates.

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

    A new study suggests that there is no single way to achieve success in science.

    August 04, 2014

    Gaining an edge in overseas interviews

    Interviewing for a job in a foreign country poses special challenges.

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