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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.

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.

Pages

The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.