Career Blog

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.

Like a Boss

Is an academic PI to a lab the same as what a manager is to a department in industry?

Those Who Do, Teach

A new report finds that teaching improves research skills.

A social scientist looks into personality, gender, and wages.

A new Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce report discusses educational attainment and career payoffs.

'Get it Right'

A blogger doles out some no-frills advice on how to write an acceptable PhD thesis.

A new study shows that scientists who feel they must plan their families around their careers are less satisfied with them, irrespective of gender.

Bitesize Bio outlines the pros and cons of earning a PhD or doing a postdoc abroad.

MIT's Hazel Sive spoke with Marie Claire magazine about some of the issues female scientists face.

NIGMS' Marion Zatz discusses the rewards and challenges of her career as a program officer.

At DNAnexus, refer a successful new hire, get a bonus check and your genome sequenced.

Room for Both?

HHMI asks: 'Is there room for teaching and research in a postdoc experience?'

A new US Department of Education report examines financial aid for graduate students.

In biotech, it's not uncommon for employees with PhDs to report to superiors who don't have graduate-level degrees.

For its special issue on graduate school, The New York Times examines professional master's degree programs.

STEM Workforce Stats

A new Department of Commerce report looks at the STEM workforce in the US.

No matter how much they prepare, PhD students inevitably encounter unexpected stressors.

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In PLOS this week: oral microbiomes of dogs and their owners, Plasmodium vivax population structure, and more.

The American Society of Human Genetics has issued a position statement on genetic testing of children.

The White House seeks to update how biotechnology products are regulated.

Team science leads some researchers to get lost in the shuffle, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.