Careers - Page 20


Location, Location, Location

A blogger debates the merits of staying at one institution versus moving, both before and after earning a PhD.

Heed the Warnings

An essayist wonders why some grad students seem 'incapable of hearing' about poor job prospects in academia.

NSF: Dip in Overall Doctorates in 2010, but Biology on the Up

According to the National Science Foundation, the number of doctorates awarded in the US declined in 2010, though the biological sciences saw an increase in awarded doctorates. [More.]

'Flocking to the Same Field'

The New York Times examines why biology is the field of choice among most women in the STEM areas.

Blogger: STEM Ed Is Exclusive

A blogger outlines 'five reasons why your child won't be a scientist.'

Study: Some Professors Can't Be Bothered

A new Leadership Foundation for Higher Education-commissioned survey suggests some professors don't live up to their role as advisors.

Patience and the 'Not-in-the-Lab' PI

A blogger reflects on setbacks he experienced as a bench scientist in order to be a more understanding PI.

Initiating Independence

Young investigators in Australia and the US receive early career research awards.

‘Now is the Time’ for Curricular Change

HHMI professors advocate changes to university-level science curricula.

Post-Tenure Perspective

One blogger says post-tenure life is hardly what she expected it to be.

Persistence, Networking, and an Important Problem

Panelists shared advice for young investigators at the Partnering for Cures meeting this week.

Getting There, Part II: Navigating the Interview Process

With many institutions on indefinite hiring freezes, it's a particularly tough time to land a faculty position in academia. Here, experts discuss tips for beating the odds and getting hired as an assistant professor. [More.]

Getting There, Part I: Top Traits

With many institutions on indefinite hiring freezes, it's tough time to land a faculty position in academia. Here, experts discuss tips for beating the odds and being hired as an assistant professor. [More.]