The GRE isn't a good predictor of graduate school performance or productivity, according to two PLOS One studies.
Bitesize Bio has some advice for scientists ready to leave their current lab behind.
A trio of editors from the Nature family of journals describes what make a peer review a good one.
Spots in genetic counseling training programs are competitive, Maclean's reports.
Bitesize Bio offers some tips to make PubMed searches more efficient.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals comes out on top of Science Careers' ranking of best biotech and pharma employers.
A researcher recounts in Science how she got her career off the ground.
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.
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.
A trio of economists examines the effect of tenure clock stopping policies, the New York Times writes.
Two life science groups examine the state of the industry in California in a new report.
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.
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.
Nature Jobs says to show you care about the work when potential employers ask you why you want to work there.
A researcher and entrepreneur writes that approaches that startups take can also help researchers identify real-world problems to study.
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.
Keeping to a schedule helps principal investigators keep their lab and research humming along, the Nature Jobs blog says.
The Wall Street Journal reports that National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins' response to contamination concerns at the agency might have delayed care.
The final revision of the Common Rule doesn't include the proposed change requiring consent for leftover biospecimens.
The first Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology papers show mixed results.
In Nature this week: mobile phone-based targeted DNA sequencing, and more.