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Articles By Laura Bonetta

  • Postdocs: Striving for Success in a Tough Economy

    Despite tighter budgets, the attributes contributing to a successful postdoc experience have not changed, according to the postdoc supervisors who completed this year's annual survey for Science Careers.

  • Advancing in Industry: Choosing Among Many Paths

    The key to success is being flexible and open to change as well as having a collaborative spirit.

  • Moving Up The Academic Ladder

    Academic research careers consist of a succession of ranks within a fairly predictable time frame. There are some steps researchers can take to make sure that this progression goes as planned.

  • The Postdoc Experience: Taking A Long Term View

    Faced with a shaky economy and an increasingly competitive job market, postdocs are being forced to take a long-term view of their positions.

  • Careers Beyond the Bench

    After completing their graduate studies, many scientists have moved away from the bench and found rewarding careers in areas from grant administration to venture capital. While still making use of the training and skills gained during graduate school, these "alternative" careers are a better match for many.

  • Reaching Gender Equity in Science: The Importance of Role Models And Mentors

    The number of women embarking on science careers has been increasing steadily during the past several decades. Although women scientists continue to be underrepresented at the faculty level, many women have established rewarding and successful careers in science—thanks in part to having had role models and mentors whose paths they could follow.

  • Innovation More Critical Than Ever

    The year 2009 has been a time of change for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. With a weakened global economy and dwindling drug pipelines, many of the companies that made the list of Science's 2009 top employers are finding that maintaining innovation through collaborations and partnerships is critical to success.

  • The Evolving Postdoctoral Experience

    "I think there is an increased awareness of the contributions postdocs make."

  • The Road to Diversity: Are We There Yet?

    On January 20, Barack Obama became the first African American to be sworn in as President of the United States. On that day television screens carried images of African American men and women moved to tears as they watched the historical event—one that many of them thought they would never witness in their lifetimes.

  • Advice for Beginning Faculty: How to Find the Best Postdoc

    You made it. You are finally the head of your own laboratory. You have money, space, equipment--all you need now are a few talented postdocs to help you carry out your research agenda. But how do you go about finding the right people for your lab?

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