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    December 19, 2014

    For the love of ferns

    Karen Perkins explains how a chance encounter with a fern led her to a science career.

    December 17, 2014

    Yes, you can attend that career event, says the U.S. government

    A policy clarification from the Office of Management and Budget says that graduate students and postdocs are entitled to explore a variety of training opportunities. Will your adviser agree?

    December 16, 2014

    Study: Women and minorities less interested in academic research careers

    By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.

    December 15, 2014

    Ask Alice: Don’t waste my time

    Help! My adviser wants me to work on her half-baked pet project instead of my good one!

    December 12, 2014

    Making science a desirable career

    Organizers of the Future of Research Symposium give their thoughts on how to keep young scientists in research careers.

    December 12, 2014

    More science doctorates, fewer post-doctorate science jobs

    NSF’s annual report on new doctorate recipients contains mostly bad news for early-career scientists.

    December 11, 2014

    The National Academies revisit the postdoc experience

    Implementing the recommendations of the new National Academies report on postdocs is likely to be hard, says Gregory Petsko, the chair of the committee that issued the report.

    December 10, 2014

    New postdoc report covers familiar ground

    For those who follow postdoc issues, the new National Academies proposals sound familiar. But maybe things will turn out differently this time.

    December 08, 2014

    Careers in fast-forward, part 3

    NIH seeks new Ph.D. researchers to start independent careers in its intramural labs.

    December 05, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 5 December 2014

    Limited free access at Nature … a high-profile visitor at NIH … profile of a public-health celebrity … chimps aren’t people, court says … beyond bibliometrics … Working Life

    December 04, 2014

    Paradigms and prejudice

    The realities of women’s careers in academic science have changed. The discussion about them should change, too.

    December 03, 2014

    The Paula T. Hammond Lab

    Finding tenured jobs is no easier for chemical engineers, but the pressure is relieved by the steady stream of industry jobs.

    December 02, 2014

    Ask Alice: My adviser is stealing my project!

    My adviser wants me to train my replacement to continue to work on my project after I’m gone. What should I do?

    December 01, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 28 November 2014

    Gain-of-function pause … Better access to clinical trial results … Raiding Europe’s science budget … Big Data and public health … Working Life

    December 01, 2014

    What do young scientists want?

    A postdoc-organized conference in Boston yields a consensus statement on “what the postdocs are worried about.”

    November 25, 2014

    Federal judge: Workers can challenge OPT extension

    A federal judge says that tech workers can challenge a Bush-era immigration order that allows foreign STEM students to work an extra 19 months.

    November 25, 2014

    Winners and losers from President Obama’s immigration plan

    An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.

    November 24, 2014

    Ask Alice: Hunkering down

    Yes, it can make sense to stay in the same lab for graduate school—just don’t get complacent!

    November 20, 2014

    The road to Ebola

    For scientists conducting basic research on the Ebola virus, evolving priorities are a way of life.

    November 19, 2014

    Seeking social scientists

    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.”

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