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The worst part of networking, our columnist says, is that it feels like spending time marketing yourself in lieu of doing science.
A former graduate student (and current postdoc) offers tips on working jointly with two graduate advisers.
Prepared by graduate students, a report details the difficult conditions adjuncts face at one public university.
In a new feature, Alice Huang answers your questions about science career issues.
According to the Los Angeles Times, defending the chemistry professor cost the university nearly $4.5 million.
Issues and Perspectives
Scientists with relevant expertise have a professional responsibility to share their evidence-based insight with the public, experts say.
Scientists with Ph.D.s are finding themselves overqualified for certain jobs—but also lacking important skills for others.
Is congress leaking NSF info? … more Twitter stars … Nobel Prizes … support from a congressman for young scientists … the Bionic Woman.
Life and Career
Ayanna Howard is a rarity: an African-American woman with an endowed engineering faculty chair at a major research university. Here's how she rocked it.
When writing a personal statement for graduate school admission, emphasize your motivations and high-level skills.
Tour de Science … Google Scholar … first BRAIN grants … no more “random-source” dog experiments … congressional staffers at NSF … transparency in clinical trials … an appeal to support agricultural research … Working Life
Do the career benefits of social media outweigh the potential risks?
Lisa Feldman Barrett’s big, bustling psychology lab at Northeastern University provides a snapshot of what the job market is like.
Few adjuncts ever make it onto the tenure track—but solving a historic mathematics problem can do wonders for your career.
Is age discrimination keeping adjunct faculty members from obtaining more stable faculty employment?
For some nutty reason, scientists sometimes become lawyers.
A restructuring pharmaceuticals industry is looking for life scientists who can work together across disciplines within smaller companies.
When a professor moves to a new institution, there’s a lot to consider beyond the physical move.
An expert on science and technology employment and immigration claims that a recent NSF report accentuates the positive.