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Articles By Laura Bonetta

  • Celtic Strength: Science in Ireland

    As Ireland invests heavily in science and technology, it is gaining recognition as a global player in biotech.

  • The Postdoc Experience: Not Always What You Expect

    Find out what scientists believe makes for a successful postdoctoral experience - responses collected from our annual postdoc survey.

  • Industrial Postdocs: The Road Less Traveled

    Many scientists opt for a research career in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, so why not kick-start the process by also doing a postdoc in industry? Industrial postdocs often provide higher salaries and greater access to resources than their academic counterparts. But how do you find out about available positions and whether they are a good fit for you? Will a position as a postdoctoral fellow provide you a foot in the door at a company? And what if you don't like it? Will an industrial postdoc cut you off from returning to academia?

  • Affinity Groups for Diversity

    Student- and staff-led groups at universities and biotechnology companies are helping to support and promote diversity in these settings.

  • Scientist Lawyers: Test Tubes to Briefs

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    To be successful in this position the candidate must be a strong communicator and have an interest in intellectual property law. The candidate will participate in a patent law course and will be required to pass the United States Patent Agent Bar Exam within a predetermined amount of time.

  • Focus on Careers: Diversity - Opening Doors for Scientists with Disabilities

    Several programs are aiming to increase the number of individuals with disabilities in science and technology careers by removing barriers and changing attitudes.

  • Training Postdocs: Communication is Key

    The most important factors for ensuring a successful postdoctoral experience are honest and open communication with mentors, according to postdoc supervisors who responded to a survey carried out for Science
    Careers. Here, they provide some strategies and tips for effective communication and for teaching graduates how to communicate better.

  • Foreign Faculty Face Challenges

    Many foreign-born scientists have made the United States their home because the country provides some of the best training and career opportunities worldwide. But life as a foreign scientist is not without its challenges.

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