The main purpose of a research plan—and, for that matter, the rest of your application package—is to assure the hiring committee that life with you will be stress-free.
No more "two strikes" at NIH … Feng Zhang wins the Waterman Award … science, advocacy, influence, and attention.
Between 2008 and 2010, as the economy worsened, the Ph.D.-holding STEM workforce grew by nearly 6% while unemployment rose by 41%.
Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."
Former integrity head speaks … earthquake prosecution chills scientific speech … North Carolina NOAA lab may close … an apology and defiance.
"Whatever they are," wrote economist Richard Freeman 12 years ago, "postdocs are one of the greatest bargains in the U.S. economy."
STAP misconduct … DARPA goes biotech … chasing money in bioscience … what young scientists would do with extra time.
Crowdsourcing stardust … sanctions over Crimea … live-blogging experiments … living at the South Pole … potential careers in citizen science.
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