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    July 01, 2015

    A hidden start

    Startup jobs require brilliance and versatility, and they’re often hard to see.

    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 29, 2015

    Leaving science for science writing

    At The Open Notebook, Julia Rosen describes her transition via a lovely metaphor.

    June 29, 2015

    You can help rescue biomedical research

    A new website from a quartet of scientific superstars seeks ideas for reforming the U.S. biomedical science system.

    June 25, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 2

    To build your network from zero, seek new connections and offer them real value.

    June 24, 2015

    Thesis adviser horror stories

    In which our esteemed columnist catalogs the miseries our bosses have been known to inflict upon their underlings

    June 23, 2015

    What happens after a retraction?

    Retractions, whether for honest error or misconduct, diminish future citations to researchers’ old papers by 10% to 20%, a study says.

    June 22, 2015

    What to expect while job hunting

    An essay at Vitae tells those going on the academic job hunt what they can expect.

    June 22, 2015

    A chance to learn innovation

    A fellowship offers graduate students exposure to the world of entrepreneurship and venture investing.

    June 18, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee: Take action on your career

    The first in a four-article series about the Active Career Exploration plan for career development

    June 17, 2015

    Who’s in your tribe?

    It’s important for today’s job seekers to be aware of the “un-networking” trend.

    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 08, 2015

    The health of those who study health

    The physical and mental well-being of academic biomedical researchers should not be neglected.

    June 05, 2015

    From physics to revolution and back

    Lui Lam reflects on his time as a physicist in China and why he ultimately returned to the United States.

    June 03, 2015

    A different kind of postdoc experience

    Postdocs in industry explore opportunities that aren’t available in academe.

    June 02, 2015

    Training for synthetic biology jobs in the new bioeconomy

    Young scientists interested in helping industry harness the potential of synthetic biology must prepare now.

    June 01, 2015

    ‘Underrepresented’ is an understatement for minority faculty members

    Only 4% of tenure-track faculty members in chemistry are African American, Latino, or Native American, new data shows.

    May 29, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 29 May 2015

    RIKEN turns to young scientists … Russian nonprofit in trouble … Less red tape for Brazil biodiversity researchers … Gay marriage paper based on faked data retracted … Working Life

    May 28, 2015

    Feeling stuck

    For aspiring scientists, not knowing their career options can be a major source of anxiety.

    May 27, 2015

    All in the family

    Husband-and-wife chemists discuss working with a spouse and the role of gender and family in an academic career.

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