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    August 31, 2015

    Teaching as a skill and a career

    Whether it is one aspect of a faculty position at a research-intensive institution or the core of an education-focused job, teaching is an important component of many scientists’ careers.

    August 28, 2015

    Transitioning fields between a Ph.D. and postdoc

    Switching fields midstream requires thoughtful analysis, research, and due diligence. Hear advice from researchers who have made the transition.

    August 28, 2015

    The fungi that ate my house

    Joan W. Bennett shares how she was able to pick up the pieces and revitalize her research after Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home.

    August 27, 2015

    When your work title is a working title

    Does your job title really matter? Our columnist explores what's in a name.

    August 26, 2015

    Link funding to lab safety, Sheri Sangji’s sister says

    Safety will be prioritized if funding depends on it, Naveen Sangji argued at the American Chemical Society’s annual meeting.

    August 24, 2015

    U.S. National Labor Relations Board rejects student athlete unionization

    The decision may make it more difficult for graduate students at private institutions who are working to win the right to unionize.

    August 21, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 21 August 2015

    Outrage over “pay to cite” offer … Funding chronic fatigue syndrome research … Battle over Belgian polar research station … Behind the numbers … Investigating dietary supplements … Working Life

    August 20, 2015

    A risk worth taking

    After earning his Ph.D., Richard Krablin took a big risk that shaped his scientific career.

    August 20, 2015

    Learn how to cope in grad school

    A 10-week online course aims to help graduate students toward emotional resilience.

    August 19, 2015

    Postdocs, put your best foot forward for industry jobs

    The search can be tough, but despite the competition, you can rise to the top of the pile.

    August 17, 2015

    Keeping adjuncts’ job agreements on track

    Tenure-track faculty members at Eastern Illinois University have taken a bold and generous step to express solidarity with their adjunct colleagues.

    August 14, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 14 August 2015

    HHMI president steps down … Setting Antarctic research priorities … Bill Nye documentary … New threat to animal researchers … Response to open letter … Working Life

    August 14, 2015

    A guide for the perplexed

    A clear-eyed new book demystifies the tenure-track job market.

    August 13, 2015

    Creating a research brand

    Jeffrey McDonnell explains how publishing papers and giving talks that follow a research theme can help you as you advance in your career.

    August 13, 2015

    Writing tips for reaching the public

    Katie L. Burke, associate editor at the American Scientist, offers advice about writing for a general audience.

    August 10, 2015

    Achieving gender equity at conferences

    A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

    August 06, 2015

    As research teams grow, academic career prospects may shrink

    A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.

    August 05, 2015

    The European Research Council opens its next round of funding

    ERC has just announced the details of its 2016 funding program and its call for next year’s Starting Grants.

    August 03, 2015

    Recruiting or academic poaching?

    Researchers moving to new institutions can bring prosperity to their new homes, but they can also leave damage in their wake.

    July 31, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 31 July 2015

    Senior scientists depart positions … Aspirational Alzheimer’s budget … Russian postdoc a spy? … Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act … Donations for Cecil the lion … Working Life

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