Career Blog

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.

Room for Both?

HHMI asks: 'Is there room for teaching and research in a postdoc experience?'

A new US Department of Education report examines financial aid for graduate students.

In biotech, it's not uncommon for employees with PhDs to report to superiors who don't have graduate-level degrees.

For its special issue on graduate school, The New York Times examines professional master's degree programs.

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.


The New York Times profiles 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki and describes how she bounced back from a bad year.

Fotis Kafatos, the founding president of the European Research Council, has died, according to the Associated Press.

In PLOS this week: genomic analysis of honeybee disease, microRNA profiles of people with lupus nephritis, and more.

The Verge's Angela Chen tried out a gene test for fitness advice, but didn't learn much new information.