A study of hiring patterns appearing in Science Advances finds that institutional prestige of where someone got their PhD affects where they land a faculty position.
Twitter may not just be a land of over-sharing and self-promotion, but also a place to grow scientific contacts and possibly land a job, Nature reports.
The US National Institutes of Health is seeking thoughts on the development of an emeritus award for senior researchers.
Carol Spencely at the Nature Jobs blog gives CV-writing tips.
Bitesize Bio's Nick Oswald offers pointers for PhD students.
The Atlantic examines whether historically black colleges and universities bolster minority representation in the sciences.
Articles resulting from international collaborations are published in higher-profile journals and are cited more often.
A new report examines the situation faced by postdoctoral researchers.
Drawing on two recent reports, a Nature editorial highlights the plight of the postdoc.
At his blog, Anthony Fejes offers some advice to aspiring bioinformaticians.
There's a push to get more women, and more viewpoints, into science, National Geographic reports.
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.
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.
There are more postdocs in training than academic slots for them to fill, NPR reports.
A postdoc describes the stages of grant rejection.
A survey finds that women leave engineering jobs due to the environment in the office.
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.
Researchers representing scientists and students of Chinese descent voice their concerns about recent US policies and rhetoric.
Wired reports that researchers have shown they could reprogram a DNA-based computer.
Researchers say increased diversity in genomic studies will benefit all, PBS NewsHour reports.
In Science this week: whole-genome sequencing of single sperm cells, and more.