Both the size and composition of academic labs, a study shows, affect the number of papers they publish in high-impact journals.
Formal programs within academia are providing career advancement training for young scientists.
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French geneticist Jérôme Lejeune may have missed out on the Nobel Prize, but now he’s nominated for an even higher honor.
As a training-reform effort by four scientific leaders slows, science trainees may already be voting with their feet.
I don’t want to teach, and I no longer love research. Should I quit my Ph.D. program?
A new report finds that female scientists face a combination of racial and gender biases.
Physician-scientist Richard Dasheiff has gone from being an academic researcher to a medical doctor and found satisfaction in both.
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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.
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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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