Career Blog

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.

David Searls has an essay in PLoS Computational Biology on choosing between academia and industry.

Jonathan Eisen tells the story of his first conference talk.

Bloggers discuss how much time they spend at work.

For the Young 'Uns

Suzanne Kennedy at Bitesize Bio give tips on how to survive graduate school.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has new guidelines that enable some gene and cell therapies to undergo expedited review, according to the New York Times.

Using gene drives to control invasive species might be too risky, an initial advocate of the approach says.

Researchers have grown tumors in 3D cell cultures to better understand cancer, the Economist reports.

In Science this week: intellectual property experts argue patent battles such as the one over CRISPR are wasteful, and more.