Career Blog

Funds for Tenure

An anonymous academic argues in the Guardian that biases in the grant review and related processes make it difficult for women to get promoted.

Scope of the Field

Where do nonacademic STEM PhDs work?

The Other Path

A column at the Chronicle of Higher Education focuses on how to tell your advisor that you're not interested in staying in academia.

To get out of a career that feels stagnant, think about what you really want.

Mistakes Happen

Transparency and honesty are key traits for surviving a retraction, Nature Jobs writes.

All in the Rate

Sally Rockey talks success, award, and funding rates at her blog.

A Place to Explore

Nobel Prize-winner Sydney Brenner discusses the current scientific research environment, and says that there's little room for exploration any more.

All in a Big Name

A column in the Guardian calls for an end to academic hero-worshipping.

Survey indicates that researchers' journal article consumption is leveling off.

Early-career scientists may suffer if they chose not to pursue publications in big-name journals.

A study suggests that percentile rankings given to grants are not good predictors of impact.

Hazards to Avoid

Established genomics investigators offer tips for new researchers to keep their careers on track.

A study indicates that including women on organizing committees leads to more diverse speaker lineups.

Diverse Sciences

Bridge programs, like one program between Fisk University and Vanderbilt University, aim to diversify the sciences.

For researchers looking to leave academia, there isn't a defined path to follow.

Be Fair, Be Critical

Jennifer Raff at Violent Metaphors offers tips on peer reviewing manuscripts.

The president of Spelman College is lauded for her work to encourage STEM majors among her students.

Scientists create a group to help enhance their chattiness.

Find the Interesting

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, a 2009 Nobel laureate, advises young scientists to follow what fascinates them.

Lots of Competition

Jeremy Berg at Pittsburgh argues that research and the training of new researchers should be separated.

The Hot Fields

At Rock Talk, Sally Rockey examines what graduate students are studying.

Nice Work If…

CareerCast ranks 200 professions in the US.

A National Institute of General Medicine Sciences program director offers advice on identifying a study section for an application.

Michael Elves and Ian Gibson from the Newton's Apple Foundation write that scientists should become involved in policy-making.

Bitesize Bio's Troy Hibbard offers advice to researchers embarking on a scientific career.

Pages

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.