Career Blog

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.

'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.'

Pages

In Science this week: factors influencing retrotransposon integration sites, and more.

A bioethicist argues for the responsible use of germline gene editing.

Some breweries are using DNA-based testing to determine whether unwanted bacteria are affecting their beers, The Verge reports.

Standardized N-of-1 trials will be needed to test out personalized medicines, writes Nicholas Schork from the J. Craig Venter Institute at Nature.