Employability, Relevance

Panelists discuss the employability and relevance of scientists in a Guardian Q&A.

A Top Job

Being a clinical laboratory technician is one of 2012's top jobs, says US News and World Report.

Outside of Academia: Jan Kieleczawa, Management

Losing his job in pharma helped Jan Kieleczawa corner a niche, launching his own sequencing service provider business. [More.]

Insider Lessons

A blogger shares paper-submission tips through the eyes of an associate journal editor.

Tech-Driven Job Growth

The Washington Post says advances in synthetic biology may provide "a solution to the unemployment puzzle."

Get Your Grant in Tip-Top Shape

'A great idea will get applicants only so far,' says Nature this week.

AAMC, NIH PI Age Data Mashup

A new video examines the 'age distribution of NIH principal investigators and medical school faculty.'

Biotech CFO's Résumé Includes Pro Football

Maryland's The Gazette profiles Marty Zug, CFO of the Rockville biotech Sequella.

From the Bench to the Board

A blogger discusses moving from research to the corporate world, and people's perceptions of PhDs.

Assistance for Post-Assistant Professors

A blogger says mid-career scientists need mentors and advice as much as their junior colleagues do.

Chalk Talk 101

A blogger outlines tips for giving a great chalk talk.


A former academic known for his studies of work-life balance has been convicted of misdemeanor sex abuse.

On to Management

In a Nature profile and at his blog, EBI's Ewan Birney discusses his upcoming career change.