Career Blog

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.

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.

Pages

In PNAS this week: The sea anemone is sequenced, a team describes a CRISPR/Cas9-based approach to label specific sites in the genome, and more. 

In a short video, CNN introduces viewers to a fecal transplant poop donor and explains how the treatments are made.

Researchers are testing the use of transgenically altered diamondback moths as an alternative to pesticides in controlling the bugs.

Two recent papers published in Science and Nature Medicine describe work that may result in a universal vaccine for the flu.