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    March 23, 2015

    A new award for junior faculty

    Funded by three philanthropies, the program will be open to researchers 4 to 10 years beyond training.

    March 19, 2015

    A networking encounter

    A young scientist learns about the advantages of real-world networking.

    March 16, 2015

    You have a good mind—use it!

    Things aren’t going well for me. What should I do?

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

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

    March 10, 2015

    Into the wild

    When Ethan Perlstein found his academic career stymied, he took to the wilderness.

    March 09, 2015

    Ask Alice: Careers in drug science

    What nonresearch jobs are out there for a pharmaceutical science Ph.D., and how should I prepare for them?

    March 06, 2015

    Postdocs discuss proposals for change

    A group of UCSF postdocs convenes to vet ideas to present to the university administration.

    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.

    February 24, 2015

    Following up on a call for reform

    As a training-reform effort by four scientific leaders slows, science trainees may already be voting with their feet.

    February 24, 2015

    UPDATED: A scientist saint?

    French geneticist Jérôme Lejeune may have missed out on the Nobel Prize, but now he’s nominated for an even higher honor.

    February 19, 2015

    Three rules for powerful questions

    At interviews and networking events, your questions are at least as important as your answers.

    February 18, 2015

    The Brilliant Club

    In The Brilliant Club, Amina Yonis found an opportunity to help level the playing field for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    February 11, 2015

    Starting up a career

    These days, entrepreneurship is less about getting rich and more about career development and getting science done.

    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 27, 2015

    Baring it all

    Experiments to decrease secrecy in scientific research have many benefits, but investigators must also be aware of the risks.

    January 22, 2015

    Origin stories of the scientists

    Or how a trip to Walt Disney World tricked me into becoming a scientist.

    January 09, 2015

    NIH takes another step in recognizing same-sex marriage

    The agency continues working to equalize treatment for same-sex and opposite-sex spouses.

    January 08, 2015

    The not-quite-stated, awful truth

    The National Academies’ new report details why doing a postdoc is generally a bad idea.

    January 06, 2015

    Making the world better, from industry

    Nicolas Delahaye belongs to a new breed of entrepreneurs, working at big companies and utilizing their resources to advance a social cause.

    January 05, 2015

    Ask Alice: Help me change my field

    I’d like to move to the United States and start working in a new field. Can you help?

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