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    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 27, 2015

    Proposed Chinese legislation could hamper international collaboration

    Law would require government approval and sponsors for international researchers to work in China

    July 23, 2015

    Journeying back in time with ancient DNA

    Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 14, 2015

    Balancing career and family

    An increasing number of scientists—men and women—aim to succeed both at work and at home.

    July 07, 2015

    Harnessing computer power to understand biology

    An ability to combine computation and experimentation recently won systems biologist Sarah Teichmann an EMBO Gold Medal.

    July 02, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 3

    Once you’ve made new connections, it’s time to contact them in person and set up an informational interview.

    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 16, 2015

    Multiferroics and me

    Nicola Spaldin pioneered a revolution in the field of multiferroics by pursuing her “most interesting question,” no matter the odds.

    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 10, 2015

    Aligning career expectations with academic reality

    More tenured employment opportunities must be given to young scientists, but they also ought to recalibrate their career expectations, a new report says.

    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.

    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 26, 2015

    Report: U.K. postdocs need more skills

    U.K. scientists—especially postdocs—lack interdisciplinary, statistical, and computational skills that are needed within the U.K. biology and bioscience community, a report says.

    May 26, 2015

    A doctoral defense delayed by injustice—for 77 years

    Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport received her doctorate at age 102, many years after submitting her dissertation.

    May 21, 2015

    Dr., No: Science career roadblocks

    Our columnist lists and describes the most common roadblocks faced by those pursuing science careers.

    May 20, 2015

    Understanding the science policy landscape

    Young scientists who wish to influence government policy must become familiar with where and how policy advice is given.

    May 12, 2015

    Advice to a young scientist

    In spite of the pressure to succeed, young scientists must never lose sight of why they do science in the first place.

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