Career Blog

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.

A graduate student seeks opinions as to what makes PhD candidate researchers "great."

Whether building a case for first-time funding or tenure, investigators are often evaluated on when and where they publish.

Professors' Pay

The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources' salary survey data tallies faculty pay by discipline.

Biotech employees are happier with their jobs than those in any other sector, according to a careers community Web site survey.

Pages

Harold Varmus, the director of the National Cancer Institute, has announced that he is stepping down after nearly five years.

In Nature this week: omic analysis of permafrost microbes, hookworm genome, and more.

Biologists turn to environmental DNA sampling to determine whether elusive or invasive species are shedding DNA in a given area.

Rob Knight writes at Scientific American that microbiome studies are about to break out of the laboratory.