The US Department of Defense plans to begin collecting data so that it can determine whether women face discrimination when seeking grants from the agency.
Foundations that offer research grants often have requirements for submitting progress reports that need to be followed.
A study appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports women are now preferentially chosen over men for tenure-track positions in STEM.
As researchers spend more time in postdoc positions, others look for ways to change the system.
Lauren Celano at Nature Jobs describes the differences between the resume and the CV.
A postdoc position is supposed to be a 'stepping stone,' Nature Jobs says.
Finding a job in the sciences can be a challenge, writes Bryan Gaensler at the Conversation.
Graduate students in India are protesting their low pay.
A study of hiring patterns appearing in Science Advances finds that institutional prestige of where someone got their PhD affects where they land a faculty position.
Twitter may not just be a land of over-sharing and self-promotion, but also a place to grow scientific contacts and possibly land a job, Nature reports.
The US National Institutes of Health is seeking thoughts on the development of an emeritus award for senior researchers.
Carol Spencely at the Nature Jobs blog gives CV-writing tips.
Bitesize Bio's Nick Oswald offers pointers for PhD students.
The Atlantic examines whether historically black colleges and universities bolster minority representation in the sciences.
Articles resulting from international collaborations are published in higher-profile journals and are cited more often.
A new report examines the situation faced by postdoctoral researchers.
Drawing on two recent reports, a Nature editorial highlights the plight of the postdoc.
At his blog, Anthony Fejes offers some advice to aspiring bioinformaticians.
There's a push to get more women, and more viewpoints, into science, National Geographic reports.
An op-ed argues that academic science has left its sexist past behind, but some take issue with the authors' assumptions and conclusions.
There are different types of jobs in academia, but you have to figure out which is right for you.
Some people tell women in STEM fields to 'lean in,' but some women say that style isn't for them, as NPR reports.
A report finds the women are underrepresented in biotech executive positions.
More highly cited papers are appearing in non-elite journals, according to an analysis by Google.
FierceBiotech names its top women in the field for 2014.
Pacific Biosciences is hosting a competition in which researchers are vying to win free sequencing for an organism with the most interesting genome.
An opinion piece appearing in Newsday likens familial DNA searches to stop-and-frisk policies.
The San people of Africa have drawn up a code of conduct for researchers, according to the Conversation.
In Nature this week: genotypes linked to hip osteoarthritis, and more.