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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.

The Huffington Post explores why female graduate students might not report sexual harassment.

Cui Bono?

A trio of economists examines the effect of tenure clock stopping policies, the New York Times writes.

Room to Grow

Two life science groups examine the state of the industry in California in a new report.

Choose Wisely

You are going to devote years to it, so Bitesize Bio offers a number of points to consider when choosing your PhD topic.

Bitesize Bio's Norma Browne gives tips for making it through the first few days of grad school.

Higher Postdoc Pay

A new labor law may lead postdoctoral researchers to either earn overtime or receive a salary bump.

Postdocs working at the Spanish National Research Council have sued for open-ended contracts, but the council is pushing back, according to ScienceInsider.

So, Why Here?

Nature Jobs says to show you care about the work when potential employers ask you why you want to work there.

Works for Both

A researcher and entrepreneur writes that approaches that startups take can also help researchers identify real-world problems to study.

On the Search

At Vitae, a career coach gives some pointers for tenure-track academics on the job market.

The Nature Jobs blog suggests some questions to ask at networking events when searching for a job.

A program at the University of Colorado Boulder shakes up science teaching.

At 2 AM, We Sleep

Keeping to a schedule helps principal investigators keep their lab and research humming along, the Nature Jobs blog says.

Best Candidates

A Harvard professor blogs about how a hiring committee he is on is conducting its faculty search.

At The Scientist, Muhammad Ahmed argues that postdocs need to be supported to ensure countries' scientific prowess.

At Nature Jobs, the University of Hull's Mark Lorch offers five tips to help you get your paper noticed.

Go Your Own Way

PhD students or postdocs have skills that may position them well to be entrepreneurs, the Nature Jobs Blog says.

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.


In Science this week: convergent evolution in bird hemoglobin, and more.

The Wall Street Journal speaks with patients affected by questionable test results from Theranos.

Researchers link variants in TACR3 to hot flashes during menopause, Live Science reports.

Kuwait says it will alter its law requiring citizens and visitors to provide DNA samples, New Scientist reports.