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One blogger suggests four questions aspiring scientist-entrepreneurs should ask themselves before attempting to begin a biotech business.

An R&D director suggests ways in which biotech job candidates can best prepare themselves for careers in industry.

A blogger offers "advice for young aspiring scientists" and emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary skills.

On the Up

Faculty searches set to re-start at three University of California campuses.

The Scientist examines how researchers can "take on administrative roles while still running a successful and productive lab."

In an opinion article in the magazine, an editor calls the practice "an idea whose time has gone."

In a recent Room for Debate discussion forum, the New York Times asks: "What if college tenure dies?"

A blogger opines the "good, the bad, and the ugly" ramifications of choosing a new assistant professor versus a seasoned full professor as an adviser.

Advice from Afar

The NIH Office of Science Education has launched a new e-mentoring program to connect students with professionals in various health science careers.

A blogger outlines "tips for a successful phone interview."

A blogger shares insights from crafting separate CVs for job applications in industry and academia.

A blogger offers tips for scientists faced with choosing a lab.

The Chronicle of Higher Education speaks with a tenured academic — a "scholar of work-life issues" — who's leaving his position for love.

A blogger stresses the importance of developing — and maintaining — a diverse set of mentoring relationships.

A blogger offers advice to a second-year graduate student who's not sure what to do with her degree.

Miller-McCune magazine outlines issues pertaining to the 'pyramid paradigm' in the American scientific labor market.

Bloggers discuss the unique challenges associated with being a single academic.

A blogger lists ways in which blogging can be beneficial for grad students, and assures readers that "the faculty in your department will not think less of you," for doing it.

Superior Supervisors?

The Scientist asks: "Are women better PIs?"

A blogger says that in some research collaborations, "like in a friendship or romance, one day you can just realize you are just going through the motions."

A university newsletter offers tips for graduate students on how to get "the most out of a research conference" before, during, and afterwards.

The US Department of Labor expects a 72 percent growth in biomedical engineering jobs through 2018.

A blogger contemplates the underlying implications of conference attire.

Cold Spring Harbor Press presents the second edition of a handbook for new principal investigators, which provides advice for setting up a successful lab.

A blogger details scenarios in which an academic researchers' success is directly related to their political prowess.


In Science this week: CRISPR-based barcodes to trace cell lineages, and more.

The director of the National Institutes of Health Francis Collins sang the national anthem this week before a baseball game.

French researchers criticize unexpected government plan to cut research funding, ScienceInsider reports.

In Nature this week: genetic mechanism through which some cancers evade the immune system, and more.