No more "two strikes" at NIH … Feng Zhang wins the Waterman Award … science, advocacy, influence, and attention.
Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.
After meeting President Barack Obama, the winners of America's most prestigious early-career award offer advice to other early-career scientists.
Employee benefits are essential to your future prosperity, but not all of them are negotiable.
Elite scientists are gaining fame and fortune, writes Christopher Shea in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "[a]gainst the backdrop of a rampant reliance on adjuncts."
Now that you have a career plan, it's time to execute.
Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."
An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.
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.
"Whatever they are," wrote economist Richard Freeman 12 years ago, "postdocs are one of the greatest bargains in the U.S. economy."
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Career development expert Dave Jensen leverages years of experience in writing the definitive monthly column on science careers in industry.
Irene S. Levine, Ph.D., looks at issues that are faced by many young scientists but very rarely discussed in the lab, let alone in social circles.
Got something to say about starting or moving through a career in science? Here's your chance to let friends and colleagues know what's on your mind.
Beryl Lieff Benderly has been a regular contributor to Science Careers since 2003, writing on postdoc matters and other scientific workforce issues.
Adam Ruben, Ph.D., is a practicing scientist and the author of Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School.
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