Career Blog

A Different Take

One blogger says STEM attrition in higher ed is not all bad news.

Readers react to a Science Careers article discussing issues related to STEM careers.

A blogger debates the merits of staying at one institution versus moving, both before and after earning a PhD.

Heed the Warnings

An essayist wonders why some grad students seem 'incapable of hearing' about poor job prospects in academia.

The New York Times examines why biology is the field of choice among most women in the STEM areas.

A blogger outlines 'five reasons why your child won't be a scientist.'

A new Leadership Foundation for Higher Education-commissioned survey suggests some professors don't live up to their role as advisors.

A blogger reflects on setbacks he experienced as a bench scientist in order to be a more understanding PI.

Young investigators in Australia and the US receive early career research awards.

HHMI professors advocate changes to university-level science curricula.

One blogger says post-tenure life is hardly what she expected it to be.

Panelists shared advice for young investigators at the Partnering for Cures meeting this week.

'Fun' Becomes 'Hard'

The New York Times examines why the university-level STEM attrition rate is on the rise.

A blogger shares tips for achieving success in graduate school.

A new report shows that grads with STEM skills are in high demand outside of those fields.

A blogger summarizes a recent discussion on the academic research workforce.

Right to Reorder?

A blogger considers whether it's acceptable for co-first authors to rearrange paper bylines on their CVs.

A blogger shares tips for writing a personal statement for grad school.

'You're the Expert'

A blogger offers up thesis-writing tips.

One blogger shares tips related to searching for and applying to postdoc positions.

The New York Times Economix blog examines 'the rising value of a science degree.'

'Figure it Out'

One blogger says universities ought to teach new faculty fundamental skills for success.

A Clear Path

A biotech patent attorney says many scientists are unknowingly suited for careers in IP.

NIH OER Director Sally Rockey discusses trends in the agency's career development award funding.

Bumps in the Road

One blogger discusses various 'career potholes' and how to avoid them.

Pages

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

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