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    March 30, 2015

    Stay focused

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

    March 23, 2015

    A new award for junior faculty

    Funded by three philanthropies, the program will be open to researchers 4 to 10 years beyond training.

    March 18, 2015

    Having a ball in science

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

    March 16, 2015

    A union contract for NYU’s graduate assistants

    If ratified, the agreement will raise pay, improve health care coverage, subsidize health insurance for family members, and provide tax-free funding for child care.

    March 16, 2015

    You have a good mind—use it!

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

    March 13, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 13 March 2015

    Rewiring the Human Brain (Project) … Does LHC have another breakthrough in it? … Earth science is soft, Republicans say … Scientists and stem-cell hype … Working Life

    March 11, 2015

    Large lectures 101

    From a specialist on teaching large classes, we present a prescription for teaching several hundred students at a time, efficiently and effectively.

    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 06, 2015

    Postdocs discuss proposals for change

    A group of UCSF postdocs convenes to vet ideas to present to the university administration.

    March 06, 2015

    Oh the humanities!

    Studying history gave doctoral candidate Kevin Boehnke tools and a perspective that have made him a better scientist.

    March 05, 2015

    What’s the purpose of a scientific career?

    Research shows that many members of groups underrepresented in academic science seek careers that express values beyond pure research.

    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.

    March 03, 2015

    The employment picture is improving for STEM majors

    As the economy recovers, unemployment rates are falling but most salaries are falling, too.

    February 27, 2015

    Leadership Training for Early Career Researchers

    Formal programs within academia are providing career advancement training for young scientists.

    February 25, 2015

    How to p*ss off a scientist

    Scientists aren’t angrier than the general population, but different triggers make us mad.

    February 24, 2015

    Following up on a call for reform

    As a training-reform effort by four scientific leaders slows, science trainees may already be voting with their feet.

    February 24, 2015

    UPDATED: A scientist saint?

    French geneticist Jérôme Lejeune may have missed out on the Nobel Prize, but now he’s nominated for an even higher honor.

    February 23, 2015

    Ask Alice: I’m all out of love for research

    I don’t want to teach, and I no longer love research. Should I quit my Ph.D. program?

    February 23, 2015

    Barriers for women of color in science

    A new report finds that female scientists face a combination of racial and gender biases.

    February 20, 2015

    A career's twisting road

    Physician-scientist Richard Dasheiff has gone from being an academic researcher to a medical doctor and found satisfaction in both.

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