Articles By Elisabeth Pain

  • Advice for Future Pharma Scientists: Start Small

    As the industry moves away from the big pharma model, drug development scientists are likely to find more and better opportunities at smaller companies, and even academic labs.

  • Networking Your Way to a Job

    Biologist Mary-Rose Hoja has forged a career as a consultant in strategic networking, social media, and mingling.

  • Content Collection: Careers at Nonprofits and NGOs

    Scientists interested in a social or humanitarian cause can find diverse research or alternative careers within nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations.

  • Careers for Scientists in the Patenting World

    A cluster of important and popular nontraditional career paths for scientists involve filing, examining, and disputing patents.

  • Teaching IT in Underprivileged Communities

    U.K. scientist Alan Wood obtained a Ph.D. in computer science from North Staffordshire Polytechnic (now Staffordshire...
  • Applying Math to Public Health

    Mariel Finucane (CREDIT: Mariel Finucane) Mariel Finucane wanted a career that would, in her own words, "have a...
  • A Tale of Two Volunteers

    Two scientists tell Science Careers how time spent volunteering in developing countries impacted their lives and careers.

  • A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology

    Justin Siegel rationally engineered unnatural enzymes partly thanks to technology his dad helped develop.

  • Further Resources for Synthetic Biology Research

    An update on the growing field of synthetic biology and a roundup of training opportunities and other resources.

  • A Mathematician Takes to the Streets

    Portuguese mathematician Sara Santos has forged a career communicating her passion for mathematics to all sorts of audiences.