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    August 22, 2014

    The Transferrable Postdoc

    Now more than ever, postdocs need a broad range of beyond-the-bench skills to stay competitive.

    August 20, 2014

    Playing a new tune

    Igor Lovchinsky, who has already had a notable career as a professional pianist, is now directing his energy toward physics.

    August 18, 2014

    International scholars: Suffering in silence

    Visa anxieties and communication barriers can keep international researchers from speaking up about workplace conflicts and other problems.

    August 18, 2014

    Equally productive women are tenured less

    A new study shows that in computer science, sociology, and English, productivity differences can’t explain discrepancies in tenure rates.

    August 14, 2014

    New initiatives offer child-care solutions to traveling scientists

    Some professional societies, funders, and institutions are seeking solutions to the conference child-care problem.

    August 11, 2014

    To get noticed, boost your CV

    There's no point in actively trying to get headhunted, but that doesn't mean you can't try to develop the qualities that people who do get recruited possess.

    August 11, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 8 August 2014

    Change of plans for Russia-bound scientists … Story Landis retires … STAP-cell suicide … astronauts and sleep … Working Life … bumblebees and discovery

    August 07, 2014

    Ph.D.s, come out of the closet!

    Data show that only a small percentage of Ph.D. scientists will receive tenure-track positions, so where does that leave the rest?

    August 07, 2014

    Waltz to excellence

    A new study suggests that there is no single way to achieve success in science.

    August 06, 2014

    Writing a winning cover letter

    For a cover letter to be effective, it must avoid doing harm, show what sets you apart, and be tailored to the institution you send it to.

    August 05, 2014

    Addressing the deeper cause of safety incidents

    A lab explosion at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, shows that when it comes to safety, good intentions are only a start.

    August 04, 2014

    Gaining an edge in overseas interviews

    Interviewing for a job in a foreign country poses special challenges.

    August 04, 2014

    C is for citations

    Your last name influences your citation potential, a study says.

    August 01, 2014

    Elsewhere in Science, 1 August 2014

    Science in Spain … Blavatnik awards … jail time for posting a thesis online … science policy and bias … a book about openness in biology.

    Taken for Granted
    July 31, 2014

    Using a federal stick to enforce lab safety

    Why don’t federal funders demand safe academic labs?

    July 28, 2014

    The Stressed-Out Postdoc

    The postdoc period is stressful, but there are some things postdocs can do to stay healthy and focused.

    July 24, 2014

    Academic Science, I Just Can’t Quit You

    NIH-funded training programs are helping NIH-trained scientists learn how to not do NIH-funded research.

    July 23, 2014

    Bringing Science to the Stage

    A Spanish couple tells how they became scientists by day and socially committed actors by night.

    July 21, 2014

    Happy Thoughts May Help Postdocs Handle Stress

    An article in the journal Stress and Health is one of the first to study the mental health of postdocs.

    July 17, 2014

    Tell the Negative Committee to Shut Up

    An MIT postdoc tells the negative committee to sit down and shut up.

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