Career Blog

Specific Negotiation

When negotiating, a new research paper suggests it helps to have a specific number in mind.

A science policy writer argues that STEM programs negatively affect the employment market.

Science Sales Force

Blogger Prof-like Substance writes that scientists have to be able to sell their research ideas.

A Pause to Plan

A new professor takes stock.

James Watson offers advice for postdocs.

Reporting Change

The Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health says that progress reporting for SNAP awards changes this month.

By the Chart

Scientific American looks at the number of women earning advanced degrees in STEM fields.

The Data Backlog

Duffymeg at Dynamic Ecology discusses how to prioritize manuscript to-do lists.

Grad School Choice

Amy Freitag at Southern Fried Science offers practical advice for choosing a grad school.

The Skills

A study suggests that differences in verbal abilities among people who are good at math influences career choice.

Bitesize Bio's Ellen Moran offers a strategy for making it through post-doc interviews.

The Next Quant

Being a data scientist is supposed to be the next cool job, and Nature Jobs offers some tips on breaking into the field.

Broad Path

The National Institutes of Health's Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training program aims to prepare students for a plethora of career paths.

Surviving the Defense

Bitesize Bio's Laura Fulford offers tips for a good thesis defense.

This Job's For You?

A career development expert advocates asking yourself a few questions before signing on the dotted line.

Bitesize Bio examines the dearth of women in top academia positions.

More women are earning science and engineering degrees, but still do not make up the same percentage of the workforce.

More PhD Slots

University of California, San Diego, may add a number of new PhD students, especially in science and engineering.

On the List

An anonymous scientist writes in The Guardian about gender bias.

Stress, What Stress?

A top 10 list at Forbes says that university professor is one of the least stressful jobs for 2013.

Reaching Out

A Bristol researcher argues that researchers should get involved in outreach to bolster their own careers and to inspire others.

Scientist and comedian Adam Ruben discusses how scientists' hobbies are perceived.

More than 60 percent of people who earned a science and engineering PhD in 2011 had a job or postdoc lined up for after graduation.

NIGMS answers common questions about the career development awards that it supports.

The Crossroads

A blogger offers a guide for determining whether grad school is right for you.

Pages

In Science this week: issues in reproducibility, circulating DNA predicts breast cancer relapse, and more.

Because of an autoimmune disorder, a man has been shedding live polioviruses for 28 years, according to an analysis appearing in PLOS Pathogens.

Being in a long-term collaboration can increase researchers' citation rates by 17 percent, a recent analysis says.

By analyzing tweets, Canadian researchers examine the public's view of gene patenting.