Career Blog

Bitesize Bio's Norma Browne gives tips for making it through the first few days of grad school.

Higher Postdoc Pay

A new labor law may lead postdoctoral researchers to either earn overtime or receive a salary bump.

Postdocs working at the Spanish National Research Council have sued for open-ended contracts, but the council is pushing back, according to ScienceInsider.

So, Why Here?

Nature Jobs says to show you care about the work when potential employers ask you why you want to work there.

Works for Both

A researcher and entrepreneur writes that approaches that startups take can also help researchers identify real-world problems to study.

On the Search

At Vitae, a career coach gives some pointers for tenure-track academics on the job market.

The Nature Jobs blog suggests some questions to ask at networking events when searching for a job.

A program at the University of Colorado Boulder shakes up science teaching.

At 2 AM, We Sleep

Keeping to a schedule helps principal investigators keep their lab and research humming along, the Nature Jobs blog says.

Best Candidates

A Harvard professor blogs about how a hiring committee he is on is conducting its faculty search.

At The Scientist, Muhammad Ahmed argues that postdocs need to be supported to ensure countries' scientific prowess.

At Nature Jobs, the University of Hull's Mark Lorch offers five tips to help you get your paper noticed.

Go Your Own Way

PhD students or postdocs have skills that may position them well to be entrepreneurs, the Nature Jobs Blog says.

How to Review

Chris Parsons at Southern Fried Science offers advice for novice manuscript reviewers.

At Quartz, Jennifer Walker discusses the little talked about issue of depression in graduate school.

Manage It All

More and more researchers leading labs are seeking management skills, Nature Jobs reports.

Wait, You Left Why?

At the Chronicle of Higher Education, David Perlmutter offers ways to gauge whether an academic department is not the place for you.

All About the Tenure

A former Tufts provost argues that tenure is what keeps US universities strong.

An industrial postdoc has both academic and industry features, Nature Jobs says.

There are an increasing number of job opportunities for genetic counselors, Nature Jobs reports.

At Nature Jobs, Lauren Emily Wright, a postdoc at the University of Padua, writes that time away from the lab can enrich researchers.

Lay It All Out

A foundation grant director writes at Nature Jobs that applicants should explain their budget requests well.

It'll Cost How Much?

New faculty members need to allocate their startup funds wisely, and asking around for advice and discarded equipment helps stretch the budget.

Both Sides

In a pair of blog posts, Nature Jobs looks at both the employer's and the job candidate's perspective of filling a faculty position.

Strategic Skills

If you're looking to make a career change, Nature Jobs notes that's the time to refresh your soft and hard skills — strategically.

Pages

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.