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April 10, 2014

How to Present Yourself During an Interview

In deciding about clothing, piercings, and so on, job-seekers must balance the desire to fit in with the need to seem and feel authentic.

April 09, 2014

When an Interview (Seemingly) Goes All Wrong

How quickly you regain composure after an embarrassing moment or unexpected personal question could determine whether or not you get the job.

April 03, 2014

Scarcity Breeds Opportunity

Science done with serious resource constraints can be more varied, open, and passionate than ordinary science.

March 28, 2014

Working in the Community to Reduce Health Disparities

Kristi Allgood and her Chicago-based colleagues are working in the community to reduce breast cancer mortality in African-American women.

March 26, 2014

Kids Posit the Darnedest Hypotheses

There's a lot we can learn from science fair projects that we can then apply to our own research.

March 13, 2014

A Different Kind of Experimental Model

A clothing company uses smart women to sell its spring collection.

March 12, 2014

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Meeting People

A networking-averse young scientist learns not just to tolerate but to enjoy and value meeting people and establishing new networks.

February 24, 2014

NIH Program Trains Scientists for Nontraditional Careers

NIH's BEST program aims to help graduate students and postdocs leave academic research—but hopefully stay in research-related jobs.

February 19, 2014

Seeking Alternatives to 'Alternative' Careers

As NIH embraces "research-related" careers, some of them are filling up.

February 13, 2014

Journal Editors Get Twitter-Savvy

Social media technologies are changing how journal editors work, but the job's fundamentals have stayed the same.

January 21, 2014

A Different Kind of Discovery

Computational scientist Matthew McGrath has a passion for discovery—of people, places, and cultures.

January 20, 2014

The Courage of Two Scientists

Franklin McCain and Omid Kokabee both took principled stands on issues of great importance.

December 26, 2013

The Year's Best Stories

The best and most popular stories of 2013, as chosen by readers and editors.

December 20, 2013

There's No Place Like the Lab for the Holidays

Running out of shopping days? Consider these science-related gifts for the budding little principal investigator on your holiday gift list.

December 13, 2013

Mind the Gap Year

Students who take time off between college and graduate or professional school often have adventures and do useful things.

November 27, 2013

Becoming a Chartered Scientist

The United Kingdom's Science Council offers "chartered status" to scientists, emphasizing transferable skills and continuing professional development.

October 21, 2013

Internships Boost Postdocs' Skills, Worldliness, and Marketability

Internships can give postdocs a better chance to succeed in careers outside research.

October 01, 2013

A Graduate Course in Professional Development

A new short course at the University of Toronto aims to help graduate students gain the skills they need to excel in a wide range of careers.

September 25, 2013

In Scandinavia, High-Level Women Experience More Stress at Work

A new study suggests that, despite progressive workplace policies, professional women in Scandinavia are exposed to more workplace stress than women elsewhere in Europe.

September 24, 2013

Narrowing the Choices: What Career Path is Right for You?

To get the best possible start on your career, do your research, make a decision, and see where it takes you.