Career Blog

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.

At ASM, Michael Ibba reflects on the life of a professor at a major research institution. (Part 1 of 5.)

At ASM, researchers share guidance for careers in academia and government — both at the bench and beyond.

A Return to Decency

A writer at The Nation says tenured professors must organize to combat the PhD problem in the US.

A Prof's Life

One professor is tired of what she perceived to be a common notion: that academic professors have "an easy life."

A blogger presents five ways in which grad programs can help part-time students maintain work-life balance.

The US Department of Homeland Security has extended its Optional Practical Training program to foreign students in several additional STEM fields.

One blogger consults experts who discuss "the value of internships for non-traditional science careers," and share tips for landing them.

More, More, More

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.


In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.