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    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

    July 31, 2015

    Grad students behaving badly

    Our esteemed columnist warns against some of the common offenses that grad students have been known to commit.

    July 31, 2015

    Why not have a life?

    Postdoc Gary McDowell says that you do not have to sacrifice your personal life to have a successful science career.

    July 30, 2015

    The value—and risk—of activism

    Academics must manage involvement in social and political causes with care if they do not want to jeopardize their careers.

    July 29, 2015

    Countering gender bias at conferences

    Female speakers are underrepresented at some conferences, but a vocal group of advocates is working to address the problem.

    July 27, 2015

    Proposed Chinese legislation could hamper international collaboration

    Law would require government approval and sponsors for international researchers to work in China

    July 24, 2015

    Songwriting and science

    C. Neal Stewart Jr. says that pitching songs and pitching grant proposals may seem like very different processes, but they are more alike than they appear.

    July 23, 2015

    Journeying back in time with ancient DNA

    Three young researchers establish careers in the exciting field of ancient DNA.

    July 22, 2015

    Ace your video interview

    Video screening interviews are now a major ingredient of the hiring process.

    July 21, 2015

    Another report urging reform for biomedical workforce training

    Authors offer suggestions gleaned from nine earlier reports about the issue

    July 20, 2015

    Calling on all academics to stand up for academic freedom

    A new report highlights the use of violence, coercion, and threats to silence scholars around the world.

    July 17, 2015

    Elsewhere in Science, 17 July 2015

    Smart lakes … 21st Century Cures Act … Museum faces closure threat ... Psychologists enable torture ... Eye on the prize … Tough advice ... Working Life

    July 16, 2015

    The space roboticist

    Vandi Verma is one of the few people in the world qualified to drive on Mars.

    July 15, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 4

    So you’ve researched alternative career options, sent cold emails, and gone on informational interviews. What's next?

    July 14, 2015

    Balancing career and family

    An increasing number of scientists—men and women—aim to succeed both at work and at home.

    July 07, 2015

    Harnessing computer power to understand biology

    An ability to combine computation and experimentation recently won systems biologist Sarah Teichmann an EMBO Gold Medal.

    July 06, 2015

    HIV researcher found guilty of research misconduct sentenced to prison

    Dong Pyou Han, who already resigned from his academic position and was sanctioned by the Office of Research Integrity, was sentenced to 57 months and fined $7.2 million.

    July 06, 2015

    Biodiversity researcher becomes first female president of Mauritius

    After 25 years studying the plants of her native island, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim unexpectedly became its president.

    July 02, 2015

    Cold emails and hot coffee, part 3

    Once you’ve made new connections, it’s time to contact them in person and set up an informational interview.

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