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Researchers at Rice University suggest limited access to NIH funding among young investigators could stifle biomedical innovation.

Internships are becoming increasingly popular among students and employers.

In an infographic, Online PhD charts the course of what it calls the job crisis for PhDs.

While unemployment varies by field, graduates who've landed jobs are earning higher starting salaries than before.

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.


In Nature this week: modern European bison analysis, phased diploid genome assembly algorithms, and more.

Actress Jennifer Lopez is working with NBC on a CRISPR-inspired television show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Researchers trace the origin of one human papillomavirus lineage to Neanderthals or Denisovans, Vox reports.

The BabySeq project faces lower-than-expected enrollment rates, according to ScienceInsider.