Career Blog

A blogger discusses rules for good collaborations.

A blogger discusses strategies to having successful grant applications.

A blogger discusses the role of postdoctoral training.

For the Two of You

Academic couples give advice on balancing work and life.

A blogger considers reasons that shouldn't be used for justifying a stay in grad school.

Beyond the Surface

A blogger wonders about qualities that people think are good in the lab.

The Fun of Reviewing

A blogger recounts his experiences reviewing papers.

Finding Her Way

Claire Fraser-Liggett discusses her career trajectory in the Washington Post.

A blogger discusses wages in science.

Bloggers discuss universities' priorities.

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.


The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.