These days, postdocs need to demonstrate their independence early, which they can do by negotiating with advisers, seeking individual fellowships, or obtaining a junior-PI position.
A roundup of small grants, individual fellowships, and junior-leader positions in Europe and the United States designed to give postdocs some early autonomy.
Nenad Ban made a name for himself by finally cracking the crystal structures of complex macromolecules.
Nicola Sasanelli left electronic engineering in Italy to become a special envoy for the government of South Australia.
Some senior faculty members continue to be productive, whereas others become deadwood or just meander along.
Staying engaged, motivated, and productive for the decades that stretch beyond tenure can be challenging.
Archaeologist and naturalist Jordi Serrallonga has developed an unconventional career for which research and travel are both adventures.
A medical doctor and an engineering student are preparing to carry out experiments in microgravity in a student competition from the European Space Agency.
French plant molecular biologist Olivier Voinnet bet his entire research career on gene silencing when it was still largely considered an artifact.
There are restrictions and limitations on doing for-profit science, but there are also many advantages to joining industry.
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