Career Blog

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.

Apples and Oranges

One blogger says that most academics not like the business executives often imitate.

Give and Take

A blogger shares tips for prospective and new-hire assistant professors who are negotiating their salaries, benefits, and start-up packages.

Pages

Differences in DNA methylation could be used to distinguish between DNA samples obtained from identical twins, researchers say.

A retrovirus that's been integrated into the human genome appears to have a role in embryonic development, researchers report.

A report from MIT identifies areas of scientific research where declining research support is hindering needed advances.

In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.