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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.

Which Way to Lean?

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.

A flood of postdocs is straining the scientific workforce training system, leaving a limited number of job opportunities at the end.

The Times Higher Education presents its global university rankings.

After the Postdoc

There are more postdocs in training than academic slots for them to fill, NPR reports.

A postdoc describes the stages of grant rejection.

It's the Environment

A survey finds that women leave engineering jobs due to the environment in the office.

Just Start

A blogger offer tips on how to make the leap to leave academia.

NIH is moving on efforts to address biomedical workforce needs.

Data from the US Census Bureau indicates that many people with STEM bachelor's degrees work outside STEM fields.

To find a good adviser, search for one who is interested in your career.

A survey appearing in PLOS One examines prevalence of sexual harassment, assault at field sites.

Meeting the Numbers

More US students appear to be pursuing STEM degrees.

To increase diversity in the STEM fields, a pair of researchers examines leaks in the pipeline.

All in the Mentoring

Scientific mentors should not only teach how to conduct research projects but also expose trainees to various career paths.

For Fairness

The US National Institutes of Health is working to make peer review fair, says Richard Nakamura, the director of the NIH Center for Scientific Review.

Where Are They Now?

The immunology department at the University of Toronto surveyed its graduates to determine the career paths they are following.

Moving On and Up?

Moving to a more elite institution doesn't increase scientific performance, a new study finds.

At her blog, NIH's Sally Rockey highlights programs for new investigators.

A new report says more graduate students are coming from India.

Try, Try, Try Again

The US National Institutes of Health alters its application submission policy.

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An Australian-led team has generated a draft genome assembly of the invasive cane toad in hopes it will help in population control, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

The New York Times reports that the US Department of Defense has implemented about half the recommendations made to improve safe handling of dangerous agents.

In PLOS this week: approach for teasing out archaic introgression in human genomes, immune transcription features in HCV infection, and more.

Stat News reports that Maryland is promoting itself to the biotech industry with a mobile billboard.