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According to a recent analysis, as funding success rates fall, the best way to win grants is to submit more proposals.

One blogger says shares advice for those asked to be interviewed over the phone.

The Australian government's new journal-ranking system could strongly influence researchers' decisions on where to publish, and their careers.

Biotech Basics

A blogger offers tips for those seeking careers in biotechnology as well as for those who've recently landed them.

One project manager shares how she left the bench and became a boss.

Small Wins Big

The Scientist ranks readers' picks for the top companies to work for in industry.

One blogger says its time that all search committees treat candidates courteously.

Fix the System

Scientific American says that, as a result of the research funding system, most "scientists spend too much time raising cash instead of doing experiments."

NRC Rankings, Redux

The National Research Council has released a revised version of its research-doctorate program rankings.

Pondering the PhD

Nature takes an international look at PhD programs and considers how best to change them.

What Would You Do?

A blogger asks her readers whether sustaining a sense of funding insecurity might help a PI motivate his or her staff to enhance their performance.

Consider a PSM

A recent Nature Biotechnology editorial explores the professional science master's degree.

Bloggers discuss the merits of grades earned in grad school.

Cast a Wider Net

A blogger says that in order to remain competitive, 'you have to mold yourself to how the funding winds blow.'

The Chronicle of Higher Education collates the American Association of University Professors' salary data.

Wise Words

A blogger recaps Elizabeth Blackburn's advice for graduate students and postdocs at AACR.

Weighing the Options

A blogger is torn between her desire to become a professor and her need for personal fulfillment beyond the bench.

One blogger offers tips for answering common faculty search questions.

A Blank Canvas

Bloggers discuss the ins and outs of setting up a brand new wet lab.

Why Not?

So you didn't get the job you interviewed for. One blogger provides tips to tactfully find out why.

Like any other research setting, doing science in a small lab has its ups and downs.

A research-development professional describes his new role in science.

A piece at The Scientist gives tips for planning a family leave.

A researcher chronicles how young scientists' career views change over time.

Darwin's theory of evolution applies to research labs, says one blogger.

Pages

In Science this week: the Human Silencing Hub protein complex, and more.

Heads of various research funding agencies discuss how to encourage scientific breakthroughs, ScienceInsider reports.

The Kansas City Star examines issues surrounding newborn genome sequencing.

Researchers say their Research Resource Identifier citation format is catching on, Nature News reports.