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July 01, 2014

Q&A: Life After a Ph.D.

At ESOF 2014, two career sessions organized by an emerging initiative explored the career-support needs of Ph.D.-holders.

June 30, 2014

A Resource to Raise Women's Visibility

AcademiaNet aims to raise the profile of Europe’s top women scholars.

June 27, 2014

Elsewhere in Science, 27 June 2014

The dangers of stress ... more science and math in schools ... the 2014 Longitude Prize ... Job cuts at CSIRO ... Brewing a career

June 26, 2014

How to Talk to Kids About Science

Our columnist offers advice on presenting your work to the most difficult audience there is: children.

June 25, 2014

What’s Your Science Degree Worth?

Yes, a new study says, going to college does make financial sense—especially if you major in a STEM field (or business).

June 19, 2014

Don’t Crash and Burn at Your Job Interview

To win the job interview, answer the questions, make your interviewer feel good about you, and avoid making major mistakes.

June 16, 2014

Studying Human-Computer Interaction at Microsoft Research

Mary Czerwinski, a cognitive psychologist, has spent her career doing both basic and applied research in the technology industry.

June 13, 2014

An Explosion Of Bioinformatics Careers

Big data is pouring out of life sciences research, creating ample opportunities for scientists with computer science expertise.

June 09, 2014

Starting Up

For new Ph.D. graduates, an academic startup might make sense—especially if they’re in it for the experience.

Taken for Granted
June 05, 2014

Data and Politics

A new report and a Senate speech, at least temporarily, shift the focus of the STEM debate.

Taken for Granted
June 04, 2014

No STEM Shortage in Indiana, a Report Says

A Ball State University study finds a “continuing excess supply” of workers in scientific and technical fields.

May 29, 2014

An Unlikely Ally for Science Workforce Scholars

Science-workforce scholars have been turning up lately in a surprising place: in the speeches of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL).

May 29, 2014

In Japan, Seeking More Jobs for “Posudoku”

According to The Japan News, a new policy requires Japanese universities to act to ensure good research jobs for Japanese postdocs.

May 20, 2014

A New Prize and a New Lab from Bell Labs

On a major scientific anniversary, Alcatel-Lucent announces a competition and a new R&D location.

May 15, 2014

Facilitating Feedback

Feedback can help you improve your day job and your interviewing skills.

May 12, 2014

New DHS Rule Would Allow Some H-1B Spouses to Work

Under the new regulations, spouses of H-1B workers would be permitted to work while the H-1B visa holder applies for permanent residency.

May 05, 2014

Amy Robinson, Creative Director

As creative director in an MIT lab and a Nature-paper co-author without a degree, Amy Robinson embodies the changes occurring in science right now.

May 05, 2014

Innovative Training for Biomedical Technology

An increasing number of universities now offer fellowships that immerse early-career scientists in clinical medicine, technological innovation, and entrepreneurship.

April 28, 2014

A Career Bringing Physics to Medicine

Physicists, too, can apply their scientific training to curing disease and alleviating human suffering.

April 24, 2014

Dress to Profess: What Should Scientists Wear?

Many scientists worry that if they dress well, they'll be sending a message that appearances matter more than substance.