Researchers find that younger investigators fare better when seeking support through crowdfunding sites, Nature News reports.
Nature News reports that doing a postdoc might not help researchers find employment.
Pennsylvania State University's Kathleen Grogan says researchers need to approach data on gender and racial diversity in the sciences like they would any other dataset.
The National Science Foundation is adding questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to its Survey of Earned Doctorates, according to Science Careers.
Nature asked scientists whether they were satisfied with their careers to find that most were, with some variation.
Gene editing is expected to give rise to new job opportunities, according to BBC Capital.
A new analysis finds that better grant-writing skills may help early-career researchers stay funded and stay in academia.
At Nature, a graduate student describes how to explore careers outside academia and what PhD programs can do help that search.
A new analysis of research funding finds that after receiving their first award, female researchers are just about as likely to receive additional awards as male researchers.
The Nature Jobs blog reports that the University of Chicago is no longer requiring graduate school applicants to submit standardized test scores.
At Nature, the University of Alberta's Devang Mehta calls on PIs to engage in conversations about racism.
A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report calls for changing metrics to make STEM graduate school more student-centered, according to Science.
Two postdocs and a PhD hosted a panel discussion at Memorial Sloan Kettering on career advancement in science and what researchers can expect when they leave the lab.
An analysis of speakers at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting finds that women are less likely to be invited to talk, according to the Guardian.
An analysis appearing in PeerJ finds that social media mentions of a paper may lead to increased citations.
NIH's Michael Lauer looks at the number of grants, their amount, and funding success rates at the agency for last year.
At Nature, Johns Hopkins' Gundula Bosch describes her graduate program that aims to get doctoral students thinking about the big picture.
Patricia Fara writes about childcare funding, and women in science and science history at NPR.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences researchers have visualized the career paths of former postdocs.
A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that half of women working in STEM have experienced gender discrimination at work.
A proposal to tax students' tuition waivers no longer appears in the US tax bill, Vox reports.
PhD training imparts professional skills that are important in a range of careers, Science Careers reports.
A part of the proposed tax bill in the US could make tuition waivers taxable, Vox reports.
The New York Times reports that only a subset of STEM worker are in demand.
US News & World Report says students pursuing STEM degrees should consider what they are getting into.
Chinese state news agency Xinhua reports that a preliminary investigation has found He Jiankui performed his gene-editing work illegally.
John Mendelsohn, a former president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, has died, the New York Times reports.
Identical twins receive different estimates of ancestry from the same direct-to-consumer genetic testing firms, CBC reports.
In PNAS this week: chromosomal features of maize, adaptations in the vinous-throated parrotbill, and more.