Two new initiatives seek to prepare postdocs for off-campus careers.
As NSF prepares to help Professional Science Master's programs multiply, employment prospects for graduates of these programs look strong, even in a weak economy.
State OSHA investigations of a fatal fire at UCLA point to changes needed to make academic labs safer.
In the wake of a lab worker's death, experts warn that many academic labs are unsafe.
As science-funding agencies begin to dispense the huge stimulus appropriation, opinions about its ultimate impact on early-career scientists are mixed.
How the stimulus affects the scientific labor market depends on what comes after it.
What does the tale of Douglas Prasher, the protein, and the Nobel Prize reveal about the scientific labor market?
In hard economic times, the controversial H-1B visa program, which lowers wages for Americans while exposing foreign scientists to the whims of employers, needs major reform.
Postdocs' prospects are dimmed by the new Administration's many competing priorities and a lack of understanding at the highest levels of the scientific work-force glut.
Former postdoc-activist Laure Haak has learned firsthand why, despite an abundance of impeccably trained postdocs, good help in industry is hard to find.
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