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A biotech executive tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the industry has changed greatly in the last 30 years.

A blogger discusses the merits of postdoc positions in industry.

Make it Happen

A career counselor proposes reasons why postdocs may feel misguided by their mentors.

One PI says that caution has all but replaced creativity in academic science.

Q1 Hiring Boost

A search firm has found that global hiring within its life science index rose 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2012, Pharmalot reports.

Financial Aid

More Americans with PhDs and other advanced degrees are applying for food stamps and other government aid than in years past, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

All About PhDs

Researchers outline the career preferences of science PhDs in PLoS One.

Support for women in science needs to include policies to help balance work and family life, one writer says.

Who is awarded most National Institutes of Health funding: MDs, PhDs, or MD/PhDs?

Plan and Prepare

Navigating the so-called two-body problem is tough, but not impossible, a consultant says.

In Defense of Risk

Ordinary ideas typically don't produce the most rewarding research, one blogger says.

The Nobel laureate discusses the underrepresentation of women in science and shares advice for aspiring female researchers.

Put a Number on It

A blogger asks: 'How many years of postdoc training are required before getting a faculty-level job?'

Options and Outcomes

A new report highlight ways in which universities might enhance their career counseling services for graduate students.

'A Poor Measure'

H-indices do not accurately depict early-career scientists' productivity nor potential, a researcher says.

Under Pressure

Concerns related to support for early-career scientists came up at the New Zealand Association of Scientists meeting this week.

Conflicts Checklist

The US National Institutes of Health has posted a checklist for its new rules on reporting financial conflicts.

A PI says it's high time the scientific community pay tribute to mid-level scientists.

A blogger discusses grant reviewing ethics.

Policy Prereqs

A blogger discusses breaking into a career in science policy.

Parsing Profs' Pay

The American Association of University Professors releases its annual salary survey.

Persistence Required

Bloggers say persistence is often more important to a scientist's success than talent is.

Be Prepared

A proposal development specialist shares tips on why, when, and how investigators should contact their POs.

Researchers investigate the effects of career uncertainty on scientists' production.

A Different DTC

Nature discusses the rise of doctoral training centers in the UK.

Pages

Researchers have sequenced the genome of the depth-dwelling giant squid.

Prosecutors have charged a former Drexel University professor with theft for allegedly spending federal grant money on adult entertainment and other unrelated expenses, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Chris Collins, a former US representative, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison in an insider trading case involving an Australian biotechnology firm, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: Trypanosoma brucei transcripts, estimate of people at risk of inherited retinal disease, and more.