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    March 31, 2015

    A career is like a love affair

    Like a relationship, says former ACS CEO Madeleine Jacobs, a career must be rich and rewarding and provide an environment in which you can grow and learn.

    March 12, 2015

    Educating outside the classroom

    Scientists with advanced degrees can transition to informal education—if they have the right skills.

    March 10, 2015

    Into the wild

    When Ethan Perlstein found his academic career stymied, he took to the wilderness.

    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 13, 2015

    Who you calling 'alternative' ?

    At the AAAS meeting in San Jose, Ph.D.s working outside research share their experiences.

    February 11, 2015

    Starting up a career

    These days, entrepreneurship is less about getting rich and more about career development and getting science done.

    February 09, 2015

    Ask Alice: Better late than never

    Am I too old to get started on the neuroscience career I always wanted?

    February 02, 2015

    Ask Alice: Time for a new mission?

    For some areas of science, it’s important not to be in too much of a hurry.

    January 26, 2015

    Ask Alice: Science or the family business?

    Should I leave science?

    November 12, 2014

    Skill shortage or ineffective hiring?

    An article in Information Week and a leading labor expert argue that the so-called skills shortage is really a failing of companies’ human resources function.

    October 29, 2014

    On technology transfer and kitten piles

    In a letter to Science Careers and its readers, Adam Ruben’s “pseudo twin” asks, “What better way to maximize your real-world impact than through technology transfer?”

    October 06, 2014

    Retail, food service most common jobs for new U.K. bio majors

    In the United Kingdom, 21.9% of graduates with first degrees in biology took jobs in the “retail, catering, waiting and bar staff” sector.

    October 02, 2014

    To tweet or not to tweet?

    Do the career benefits of social media outweigh the potential risks?

    September 25, 2014

    The long harm of the law

    For some nutty reason, scientists sometimes become lawyers.

    September 25, 2014

    The borders I crossed

    Rodica Stan pushed her way through many borders to build a science career.

    September 11, 2014

    Engineers strut their global stuff

    Engineers are stepping up with a new mindset to solve health problems in the developing world.

    September 08, 2014

    The joys and hazards of fieldwork

    Fieldwork can disrupt the lives of scientists and their families, but it can also be hugely rewarding.

    August 21, 2014

    Science and childbirth, the second time around

    In which our columnist attempts to replicate his earlier experiment in procreation.

    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.

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