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Articles By Elisabeth Pain

  • Career Q&A: A Successful Career Without Credentials

    Paleontologist Jack Horner overcame dyslexia and the lack of a traditional education to become a world leader in his field.

  • Career Q&A: From Science to Fiction

    Spanish pharmacologist Amàlia Lafuente has written a novel about the personal and professional conflicts faced by early-career researchers.

  • Going Against the Grain

    As a graduate student, Denis Gebauer had to work hard to prove that his unorthodox findings on crystallization were real.

  • Plant Hunters

    With many species still undiscovered, plant collecting can offer exciting opportunities for adventurous scientists -- at some cost in comfort and job security.

  • Science in the Community

    Researchers have much to gain from involving citizens as research partners.

  • Young Spanish Scientists in Limbo

    Tighter research budgets and bureaucratic delays threaten to derail the careers of many young scientists in Spain.

  • Q&A: Outsourcing Himself

    Chemist Andrew McElroy got the idea for his company the day he was told he would likely lose his job at Pfizer.

  • Content Collection: Mentoring Advice

    A good mentor at each career stage can greatly enhance your professional and personal achievement.

  • HHMI’s International Early-Career Scientists

    Three awardees discuss their research careers in China, Spain, and Portugal.

  • 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.

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