Articles By Elisabeth Pain

  • A Career on the Fence

    A graduate school dean and former Olympic athlete reflects on science, fencing, and how the two activities have benefited each other.

  • Career Q&A: Equality for Quality

    Curt Rice of the University of Tromsø discusses why helping women prepare for promotions is both right and smart.

  • Content Collection: Lab Management

    New group leaders need to learn how to manage people, projects, finances, and more.

  • 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.