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    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.

    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.

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