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The Job Market
For scientists conducting basic research on the Ebola virus, evolving priorities are a way of life.
Do researchers looking for jobs in industry need to be good at socializing as well as science? An article in C&E News explores industrial hiring trends suggesting that the answer is “yes.”
A leading scientist-entrepreneur offers advice on careers and starting a business.
A new postdoc insists on rubbing up against me in the lab. What should I do?
Jyoti Mishra’s unusual postdoc allowed her to connect basic science with its potential applications.
An article in Information Week and a leading labor expert argue that the so-called skills shortage is really a failing of companies’ human resources function.
During her long career, physicist Mildred Dresselhaus has won many awards, including the National Medal of Science. We sat down with her for a chat.
My adviser wants me to call him by his first name! What should I do?
Issues and Perspectives
A controversial study argues that women who pursue math-intensive academic careers are just as likely to succeed as men.
As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.
A new resource from the National Science Board makes data more accessible, but it also gives it a spin.
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Among the most important is the right to be considered for tenure-track jobs.
In a letter to Science Careers and its readers, Adam Ruben’s “pseudo twin” asks, “What better way to maximize your real-world impact than through technology transfer?”
A study of former UCSF postdocs finds they occupy a variety of careers.
The advantages of serving on a study section, Alice says, more than justify the substantial time commitment.
After Election 2014 ... Italian research budget cuts ... “gain-of-function” research ... Working Life ... Science Advances
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.