Career Blog

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.

The Times Higher Education presents its global university rankings.

After the Postdoc

There are more postdocs in training than academic slots for them to fill, NPR reports.

A postdoc describes the stages of grant rejection.

It's the Environment

A survey finds that women leave engineering jobs due to the environment in the office.

Just Start

A blogger offer tips on how to make the leap to leave academia.

Pages

A lack of funding may lead more than two dozen research facilities in Australia to shut down in three months.

Researchers report that paternally inherited genes are more likely to be expressed in mice.

In Genome Research this week: multiplex genotyping of germline and somatic short tandem repeats, graph-based regularization, and more.

In PNAS this week: Akt3 amplification in glioma progression, Tibetan Plateau frog genome, and more.