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Career Blog

One blogger playfully outlines the perks of working in academia.

Women Wanted

A blogger suggests ways to attract women to work in STEM fields.

Day in the Life

One blogger outlines 'life as a staff scientist.'

Facilitating and managing meetings is a tough skill scientists should cultivate.

Efficiency Tips

A blogger shares time-saving tips to increase lab productivity.

A blogger suggests the community ought to assess researchers' productivity based on the reproducibility of their results.

Back-Up Plans

PIs ought to prepare for the possibility that their grants go unfunded, a blogger says.

A blogger contemplates how researchers are affected by unsavory actions of other scientists.

At the Science Careers forum, readers discuss making a smooth transition from one sector to another.

Respondents to a Bayer Foundation survey said that "weed-out" introductory science and engineering courses hinder diversity in those fields.

A new guide shares tips for young investigators on "charting a course for a successful research career."

One blogger reflects on writing her first literature review article, and shares tips for other young investigators.

A North Carolina newspaper examines expanding job opportunities in biomedical engineering.

NHGRI profiles Pathway to Independence Award winners it supports.

In a Webcast, NIH OER addressed 'what grantees need to know about the revised FCOI regulations.'

FierceBiotech presents its 2011 Women in Biotech picks.

Negotiation Know-How

The Chronicle of Higher Education discusses negotiating tactics for women in academia.

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.


Replication studies that don't quite reflect the original findings underscore the need to better share data, the Wall Street Journal reports.

About two-thirds of proposals to work with select agents are denied — though most proposals that come in don't meet the definition of a restricted experiment, according to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Researchers examine plant and human DNA found on the Shroud of Turin.

In PNAS this week: Plasmodium knowlesi population structure, 'pre-adaptations' in algal ancestors of land plants, and more.