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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.

Graduate students in India are protesting their low pay.

A study of hiring patterns appearing in Science Advances finds that institutional prestige of where someone got their PhD affects where they land a faculty position.

Twitter may not just be a land of over-sharing and self-promotion, but also a place to grow scientific contacts and possibly land a job, Nature reports.

As the Lab Winds Down

The US National Institutes of Health is seeking thoughts on the development of an emeritus award for senior researchers.

A Pretty CV

Carol Spencely at the Nature Jobs blog gives CV-writing tips.

Make the Most of It

Bitesize Bio's Nick Oswald offers pointers for PhD students.

The Atlantic examines whether historically black colleges and universities bolster minority representation in the sciences.

Articles resulting from international collaborations are published in higher-profile journals and are cited more often.

Hard Work, Low Pay

A new report examines the situation faced by postdoctoral researchers.

Drawing on two recent reports, a Nature editorial highlights the plight of the postdoc.

At his blog, Anthony Fejes offers some advice to aspiring bioinformaticians.

Other Perspectives

There's a push to get more women, and more viewpoints, into science, National Geographic reports.

Academic Image

An op-ed argues that academic science has left its sexist past behind, but some take issue with the authors' assumptions and conclusions.

There are different types of jobs in academia, but you have to figure out which is right for you.

Which Way to Lean?

Some people tell women in STEM fields to 'lean in,' but some women say that style isn't for them, as NPR reports.

A report finds the women are underrepresented in biotech executive positions.

More highly cited papers are appearing in non-elite journals, according to an analysis by Google.

FierceBiotech names its top women in the field for 2014.

A flood of postdocs is straining the scientific workforce training system, leaving a limited number of job opportunities at the end.

Pages

Broken links are found throughout academic publications, and some services are trying to combat such link decay.

Nick Stockton at Wired says that a pause in studying genome-editing tools should be used to find a path forward.

In PNAS this week: genomic study of group B Streptococcus evolution, selection on the X chromosome in great apes, and more.

Changing the fat and fiber content of people's diets affects their gut microbiome, metabolome, and colon cancer risk, researchers say.