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Tips for Keeping Up

Bitesize Bio offers advice on how to keep up with your field when you are out of a job.

A series of editorials in The New York Times discusses gender imbalance in the sciences.

Guidelines and other criteria can help to quell disagreements over who should be a paper's author.

Former NIGMS Director Jeremy Berg shares some advice on obtaining NIH grants.

A program aims to mentor women in college interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

'Bring Some Data'

A blogger has advice for graduate students doing lab rotations.

Individual development plans may help prepare science graduate students and postdocs for their career goals.

In an essay, a graduate student writes that science PhDs are doing well, but a blogger isn't so sure.

A blogger shares tips on snagging funding.

State of Unease

A Nature survey finds that while researchers like their jobs, they have concerns about the future.

About the Paperwork

A blogger wonders whether a PhD trains people to run a lab.

So Many Mouths

NIH's Sally Rockey looks into whether the increase in grant applications is due to PIs submitting more applications or more researchers applying for grants.

Be Noticed

An editor outlines tips aimed at early-career researchers for proper international résumé/CV prep.

Break it Down

A blogger asks: 'How much does it cost to run an academic lab?'

They Go Together

In a new report, researchers discuss how dual-career hiring can help retain female academics.

During a recent careers session, executives highlighted job opportunities in India's biotech industry.

New Mexico State University's Minority Access to Research Careers program has secured a renewal grant to subsist for another five years.

Much to Consider

A blogger shares tips for choosing a grad lab.

Not Enough

ASBMB outlines its grievances regarding the so-called PhD problem.

Not Immune

The PhD problem — too many trainees for too few jobs in academic science — is everywhere.

Busy Work

A blogger considers what it means to be busy versus being productive in science.

'Gender Blind'

Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!'s new president and CEO, talks women in science.

Insider Advice

'Enough of costly advisory committees,' say two bloggers, outlining their suggestions for keeping women in science.

Bloggers comment on a recent Washington Post article reporting on a job shortage for bench scientists.

Branch Out

A blogger suggests grant applicants speak with program officers other than their own.

Pages

In Science this week: swapping yeast genes with human orthologs to study conservation of function, and more.

Hong Kong is using DNA phenotyping to shame litterers.

A study appearing in Cell suggests some metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients could benefit from PARP inhibitor therapy.

NIH's Francis Collins writes that scientific advances are poised to help populations all over the world, but more scientists are needed to keep the momentum.