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    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.

    April 30, 2015

    A time limit on postdoctoral contracts: The French experience

    Young researchers in France are being squeezed between a paucity of jobs and a new law that limits how long they can stay in postdoc positions.

    April 24, 2015

    To work or not shouldn't be a question

    A two-scientist couple says that men and women should demand policies that allow women to return to work after having children.

    April 22, 2015

    How to present a disability during recruitment

    Scientists who approach the job search strategically can turn apparent disabilities to their advantage.

    April 17, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 17 April 2015

    Women more likely to be hired than men … a Republican science proposal … Withholding clinical trial results is unethical, says WHO … A new Arctic research vessel … Working Life

    April 15, 2015

    Charting the careers of European researchers

    The European charter and code of conduct have been around for 10 years. What have they done to improve scientists' lives?

    April 14, 2015

    You are ready for your close-up

    How to join the online science video movement

    April 08, 2015

    En pointe

    Lina Colucci—a musician, ballerina, and mechanical engineer—thrives on combining her passions.

    April 02, 2015

    Activate your cancer immunotherapy career

    This exploding field offers opportunities for basic and translational research in academia and industry.

    April 01, 2015

    Junior Max Planck researchers win reforms

    Regardless of their legal status, junior researchers are professionals who should enjoy full social security benefits and employment protections.

    March 30, 2015

    Stay focused

    An academic career isn’t easy to achieve—but it’s worth it, so keep striving.

    March 20, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 20 March 2015

    Primate researchers eschewing (protective) clothing … Staff-scientist award at NCI … Too many studies, a study says … NSF’s open-access policy … Working Life

    March 18, 2015

    Having a ball in science

    In Vienna, networking should look easy even when it’s hard.

    March 17, 2015

    Disability as a difference of perspective

    Ken O’Neill, who is deaf, offers advice on how to present a disability when applying for a job.

    March 16, 2015

    You have a good mind—use it!

    Things aren’t going well for me. What should I do?

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

    Scientists with advanced degrees can transition to informal education—if they have the right skills.

    March 09, 2015

    Ask Alice: Careers in drug science

    What nonresearch jobs are out there for a pharmaceutical science Ph.D., and how should I prepare for them?

    March 04, 2015

    Staffing labs for optimal productivity

    Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.

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