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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.

Taken for Granted
April 08, 2014

More on H-1Bs and Retraining

Companies that choose worker replacement over retraining should consider the costs to society—and the implications for the long-term supply of qualified workers.

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 25, 2014

How to Present Your Weaknesses During Interviews

The key to presenting your weaknesses in a job interview is to make them nonthreatening and present a plan for addressing them.

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.

Taken for Granted
March 03, 2014

On American Scientists' Dismal Morale

What is causing the widespread distress expressed by academic researchers in a survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education? It's not just a small decline in the NIH research budget.

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 24, 2014

NIH Program Trains Scientists for Nontraditional Careers

NIH's BEST program aims to help graduate students and postdocs leave academic research—but hopefully stay in research-related jobs.

February 20, 2014

The Path of a CV, 2014 Edition

When it comes to how job applications are processed by companies, some things have changed—but others haven't.

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.

January 29, 2014

Paying a Price for Truth

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

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 16, 2014

Who Am I?

Instead of the usual New Year's resolutions, this year try something that's really new.

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