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Meet the Scientists

The San Diego Union-Tribune this week profiles seven local female scientists.

But Where Will They Go?

While the US calls for more PhD scientists, many still struggle to find jobs in their chosen fields.

Directors' Directions

A blogger discusses the pros and cons of academic directorships.

Some Postdoc Interview 'Don't's

Failing to read up on a lab's current work before interviewing there is a definite no-no, a blogger says.


When it comes to exit interviews and resignation letters, one blogger says it's best not to say more than is necessary.

Clear the CV Cobwebs

Been a while since your last résumé update? The American Chemical Society has tips.

'Honorary,' Indeed

The University of Birmingham has withdrawn its advertisement for an unpaid research position after critics voiced concern.

Personal, Professional

A blogger shares tips for making the transition from academia to industry. Bottom line? Separate personal from professional.

Tilghman: Time for NIH, Universities to Step Up

In a live chat hosted by Science Careers, NIH Biomedical Workforce Working Group co-chair Shirley Tilghman outlined her committee's recommendations.

Picturing US-Trained PhDs' Paths

NIH's Sally Rockey breaks down data from the Director's Biomedical Workforce Working Group issued a draft report in an infographic.

Part of the Process

A blogger suggests becoming familiar with the patenting process before working with patent attorneys.

Coalition on the Academic Workforce Report Highlights Low Pay, Lack of Support for Part-Time Faculty

Tabulating the results of a fall 2010 survey, the coalition found that members of the contingent academic workforce earn low per-course compensation and face a lack of professional support. [More.]

Star Qualities

One researcher suggests the community re-evaluate how it conceptualizes what makes a star scientist.