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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.'

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.

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In Nature this week: variant linked to obesity risk in Samoans, health of cloned animals, and more.

Researchers explore using genome editing to treat inherited eye diseases, New Scientist reports.

Olympic athletes this summer will also undergo gene doping testing, according to Wired.

A study finds that the lower funding rate seen among women of color is more due to race than gender, according to BuzzFeed News.