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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.

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.

Pages

In Nature this week: mouse genome functional analysis, more sensitive chromatin immunoprecipitation, and more.

The Center for Data Innovation and HealthITNow argue for re-building of genomic research infrastructure.

A Senate committee has unanimously approved a bill to require articles resulting from federally funded projects to be made publicly available, according to ScienceInsider.

The US is heading toward another budget showdown, Nature News says.