Career Blog

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.

'Just Ask'

One blogger says serving on an NSF panel is often as simple as just asking to.

The Appleton (Wis.) Post-Crescent profiles the Foundation for Biomedical Research's Paul McKellips.

Narrow it Down

A blogger discusses how she chose where to work and what to work on during her PhD studies.

Begin with the End

A blogger says it's best to start with the results and discussion sections when writing a manuscript.

Alternative Outlets

A blogger highlights ways postdocs can produce peer-reviewed papers other than by publishing in high-impact journals.

Crafty Cards

The art of business cards for scientists.

On Raises and Rights

A survey shows that PhD students and junior researchers across the EU are largely unaware of their employment rights.

Higher ed leaders from 16 countries agree to strengthen students' 'pathways from graduate school to careers.'

You're the Boss

It takes more than technical skills to be a successful self-employed scientists.

In a discussion following NSF and the White House's joint announcement of a family-friendly initiative, panelists emphasize that legislation is an important first step.

According to the Council of Graduate Schools, new student enrollment at US graduate schools dipped 1.1 percent from 2009 to 2010.

One blogger says recruitment consultants are helpful, but should not be one's sole source of job information.

One blogger says that using NIH's RePORTER system to research funded investigators is an important exercise.

Animators Aid Science

Nature speaks with biomedical illustrators working in academia and industry.

Working Mother magazine names several pharmas, biotechs, and universities to its 2011 "100 Best Companies" list.

Degree Dilemma

The Globe and Mail fields a reader's question about biotech project management qualifications.

This week, Science Careers discusses 'financial planning for [academic] scientists.'

Researchers at UCSF say basic biomedical research PhD students' career path choices tend to shift during grad school.

One blogger rounds up advice gleaned from a recent panel discussion.

Nature examines the pros and cons of working in a lab 'renowned for [its] intense work ethic and long hours.'

PSM Check-Up

A new survey looks at the initial career outcomes of professional science master's program graduates.

Experts discuss minority issues related to research funding among other career considerations.

Fewer women than men land highly skilled jobs via workplace social contacts, a new study shows.

Pages

In PNAS this week: rare variants linked to bleeding disorder, comparison of whole-exome and whole-genome sequencing, and more.

George Church tells The Sunday Times that his group has inserted some woolly mammoth genes into elephant cells.

A Scientific Reports editor resigns over a new policy at the journal allowing researchers to pay to fast track the peer review of their manuscripts, and poll.

The National Cancer Institute's Harold Varmus discusses the state of cancer research with the New York Times.