Career Blog

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.

A blogger provides tips for earning a promotion.

One blogger says short-term, non-tenure-track teaching appointments can benefit those seeking permanent faculty positions.

One blogger wonders whether passing on a postdoc was a good choice for his academic career.

A blogger discusses exploring career options beyond the bench.

The New York Times speaks with Mary-Claire King and other top women scientists.

Outside of Academia

GenomeWeb Careers profiles life science PhDs with non-academic careers.

A new report says both application and funding rates for NIH grant renewals are higher for men.

How Do You Stack Up?

A look at Genome Technology's ninth annual salary survey data.

One blogger outlines 'three things all LinkedIn users should do.'

Step Up, Take Charge

A blogger says that "to be treated like a colleague," grad students should take ownership of their training.

A blogger outlines how his current temporary research gig differs from his previous, full-time post.

NIH posted its Future of the Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group and subcommittee rosters.

A-Star No More

The Excellence in Research for Australia initiative has dropped its controversial journal ranking system.

At ASM, Michael Ibba offers advice for tenure track faculty at major research institutions. (Part 5 of 5.)

At ASM, Michael Ibba offers advice for newly hired faculty at major research institutions. (Part 4 of 5.)

At ASM, Michael Ibba offers advice for those interviewing for faculty openings at major research institutions. (Part 3 of 5.)

At ASM, Michael Ibba offers advice for those applying for faculty openings at major research institutions. (Part 2 of 5.)

Researchers coupled undergraduate major information to US Census data to assign values to bachelor's degrees.


In Science this week: caution urged in use of gene drives, and more.

NIH's Sally Rockey examines the tapped and untapped potential of the NIH peer reviewer pool.

PLOS Biology has asked researchers how they envision the future of genetics and genomics.

Representative Lamar Smith brings back a provision to require the National Science Foundation to certify that each study it funds is "in the national interest."