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How to Review

Chris Parsons at Southern Fried Science offers advice for novice manuscript reviewers.

At Quartz, Jennifer Walker discusses the little talked about issue of depression in graduate school.

Manage It All

More and more researchers leading labs are seeking management skills, Nature Jobs reports.

Wait, You Left Why?

At the Chronicle of Higher Education, David Perlmutter offers ways to gauge whether an academic department is not the place for you.

All About the Tenure

A former Tufts provost argues that tenure is what keeps US universities strong.

An industrial postdoc has both academic and industry features, Nature Jobs says.

There are an increasing number of job opportunities for genetic counselors, Nature Jobs reports.

At Nature Jobs, Lauren Emily Wright, a postdoc at the University of Padua, writes that time away from the lab can enrich researchers.

Lay It All Out

A foundation grant director writes at Nature Jobs that applicants should explain their budget requests well.

It'll Cost How Much?

New faculty members need to allocate their startup funds wisely, and asking around for advice and discarded equipment helps stretch the budget.

Both Sides

In a pair of blog posts, Nature Jobs looks at both the employer's and the job candidate's perspective of filling a faculty position.

Strategic Skills

If you're looking to make a career change, Nature Jobs notes that's the time to refresh your soft and hard skills — strategically.

A proposed change to labor regulations has some thinking that postdocs may get overtime pay or a raise.

From There to Here

Thomas Magaldi, a career services administrator at the Sloan Kettering Institute, describes how he found that career path at Nature Jobs.

What's Next?

At Bitesize Bio, Dhivya Kumar shares tips for figuring out your post-grad school career move.

At her blog, Dr. Becca details how she plans to deal with low funding as she heads toward tenure review.

Transition Time

At his blog, the Genomic Repairman recounts his transition from PhD student to postdoc.

An advice column response on dealing with an ogling advisor sparks an outcry.

The US Department of Defense plans to begin collecting data so that it can determine whether women face discrimination when seeking grants from the agency.

How's It Going?

Foundations that offer research grants often have requirements for submitting progress reports that need to be followed.

A study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports women are now preferentially chosen over men for tenure-track positions in STEM.

As researchers spend more time in postdoc positions, others look for ways to change the system.

Resume or CV?

Lauren Celano at Nature Jobs describes the differences between the resume and the CV.

A postdoc position is supposed to be a 'stepping stone,' Nature Jobs says.

Finding a job in the sciences can be a challenge, writes Bryan Gaensler at the Conversation.


In PNAS this week: variant protective against Alzheimer's disease, effect of whole-genome duplication on methylation in rice, and more.

Genome editing is also bringing up questions when applied to farm animals, the New York Times reports.

Through a transcriptome study, researchers home in on the activity of inflammation-linked genes in chronically lonely people.

Determining who is and is not an author and where a researcher should fall on a list of authors can be a tricky task, Nature News writes.