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Articles By Julie Clayton

  • Fix The System, Not The Women

    Despite a wide range of initiatives to support women scientists in their careers, considerable barriers remain, as shown in a recent report by AAAS/L'Oréal. We examine what issues still need addressing in order to break down the remaining hurdles.

  • Focus on Germany

    With the German Government now five years into a major program for investment in scientific research and innovation, we take a look at the new career opportunities that have opened up.

  • French Research in Transition

    How are governments reforms benefiting scientists in the lab?

  • EXODUS TO ASIA: Research Opportunities Abound

    Asia is enjoying enormous investment in science and technology, and is proving a major attraction in the scientific jobs market.

  • Make Way for the Next Generation: Junior Faculty Are Moving In

    Universities across the United States and Europe are increasingly reshaping recruitment policies in order to attract and retain more junior faculty. Replacing the old sink or swim attitude is a desire to provide a more supportive and nurturing environment. Driving the new trend are several factors, including a concern that many of today's senior faculty are approaching retirement age and will need to be replaced, and a desire to have faculty that more closely reflect the gender and ethnic diversity of the population they serve.

  • Careers in Cancer Research: Many Paths To Choose

    Ask a cross-section of scientists how they got into cancer research, and you'll hear about a dizzying variety of routes from fields as diverse as biology, pharmacology, mathematics, and medicine. And with certain attributes — an inquiring mind, self-discipline, and a dash of ambition — it seems that there's no limit to what can be achieved.