Career Blog

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.

From Start to Finish

Science Careers canvasses career opportunities in bioprocessing.

Tips for getting your biotech résumé into top shape.

When in comes to career choices, what makes STEM graduates tick?

On Getting Grants

A blogger rounds up what he has learned about obtaining research funding.

One-Stop Shop

The NIH highlights its family-friendly programs and policies on a new Web page.

Pages

In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

A study appearing in Cell suggests some metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients could benefit from PARP inhibitor therapy.

NIH's Francis Collins writes that scientific advances are poised to help populations all over the world, but more scientists are needed to keep the momentum.