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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.

Wait, You Left Why?

At the Chronicle of Higher Education, David Perlmutter offers ways to gauge whether an academic department is not the place for you.

All About the Tenure

A former Tufts provost argues that tenure is what keeps US universities strong.

An industrial postdoc has both academic and industry features, Nature Jobs says.

There are an increasing number of job opportunities for genetic counselors, Nature Jobs reports.

Pages

In PLOS this week: cell-free DNA from tumors is shorter than DNA from healthy cells, type 2 diabetes-related loci, and more.

Genetic analysis confirms that blood found on leaves collected near Marche-les-Dames some 80 years ago belongs to King Albert I of Belgium.

Researchers in the US begin to seek participants for the 1 million-person precision medicine cohort, the New York Times reports.

A new report indicates that women are underrepresented among US patent holders.