Career Blog

Contagious Interest

Students whose classmates are interested in science are more likely to think about a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, a new study says.

Booming Field

CNBC reports that the genetic counseling field is expected to grow as personalized medicine becomes more common.

STEM to CEO

Gladys Kong writes at Fortune that her STEM background has helped her as a CEO.

STEM Group Work

Social scientists report that the image of the 'lone scientist' might be deterring US students from STEM careers.

Postdocs supported by external funding are less likely to have access to paid parental leave, Nature News reports.

The US National Institutes of Health's new plan will bolster support for early- and mid-career investigators.

Take It to the Staff

Steven Hyman writes at Nature News that staff scientists could help research institutions take on ambitious research projects.

The NIH proposes using a Grant Support Index to limit the total amount of grant support any one principal investigator can have.

More Teaching

A survey of UK academics found that women tended to have higher teaching loads than men, according to Nature News.

Getting Older

A study appearing in PNAS finds that the mean age of the US scientific workforce is increasing.

At Science Careers, Princeton University's Julian West advises new researchers to read widely.

Science Boosters

At Science Careers, a researcher describes how her rejuvenated postdoc science policy committee is promoting science.

Bitesize Bio's Gail Seigel offers some tips on running a low-budget lab.

The GRE isn't a good predictor of graduate school performance or productivity, according to two PLOS One studies.

Bitesize Bio has some advice for scientists ready to leave their current lab behind.

A Good Review

A trio of editors from the Nature family of journals describes what make a peer review a good one.

Hard to Come By

Spots in genetic counseling training programs are competitive, Maclean's reports.

Bring on the Info

Bitesize Bio offers some tips to make PubMed searches more efficient.

Best to Work For

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals comes out on top of Science Careers' ranking of best biotech and pharma employers.

Just Ask For It

A researcher recounts in Science how she got her career off the ground.

Bitesize Bio offers some word of wisdom for designing a new lab.

A study finds that some women choose science majors later in their college careers.

The US National Labor Relations Board rules that graduate assistants have the right to unionize.

Spots for Both

Sociologists find that dual-career programs are important for recruiting female academics, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Many more PhDs are produced in the sciences than there are tenure-track professor positions, the New York Times reports.

Pages

Five researchers are to share this year's Albany Medical Center Prize for their work on the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool, the AP reports.

Stat News reports on how white supremacists cope with surprising genetic ancestry testing results.

In Genome Research this week: sex-biased gene expression evolution in malaria mosquitos, method to find ancient selective sweeps, and more.

Iceland has nearly eliminated Down syndrome from its population, CBS News reports.