Career Blog

Doing It All

A scientist discusses how life for women in the lab has changed.

The Forks in the Road

A blogger discusses the different career paths for computer scientists.

A Talk with TMI

A blogger wonders if mentioning personal details in a talk is unprofessional.

Nobel prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn discusses work-life balance.

An article at The Scientist gives manuscript-writing advice.

A blogger says that job-seekers should focus on networking.

The University of Southampton's Women in Science and Technology group responds to an article appearing in the UK's Guardian.

Making the Move

DrdrA responds to a reader's question about transitioning from a non-tenure-track position to a tenure track position.

A blogger weighs in on whether it's worth pursuing a PhD or standing pat with an MS.

Roche is hiring for its Nutley, New Jersey campus.

Not To Worry...

Blogger Michael White is almost comforted by the story of Francis Crick's postdoc experience.

A blogger offers advice on how to negotiate salary at a new position.

Getting Motivated

A blogger discusses the drive and thrill of research.

Taking on Reviews

A blogger discusses the number of reviews that a junior faculty member should do.

Slow and Steady

Take your time to choose a project.

Some grants submitted by established scientist are passed over in favor of proposals from new investigators, says the New York Times.

A PLoS Biology article and many bloggers discuss the difficulties of getting early-career grants.

The new short NIH application format is out.

A blogger give advice on how to get a grant.

The Tough Choice

A blogger discusses why he is looking for a new job.

A blogger wonders if the NIH could support maternity leave.

Grants as Ageism

Changes to NIH's R01 funding process are criticized.

On the Hunt

A blogger gives tips on how to make a good impression.

No Skipping Lectures

The University of California says that furlough days may not be teaching days.

Postdocs supported by European Molecular Biology Organization have a new, portable pension plan.

Pages

Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

The Trump Administration has proposed a plan to reorganize the federal government, the Washington Post reports.

In Science this week: genetic overlap among many psychiatric disorders, and more.

The Economist writes that an increasing number of scientific journals don't do peer review.