Career Blog

While the US calls for more PhD scientists, many still struggle to find jobs in their chosen fields.

Directors' Directions

A blogger discusses the pros and cons of academic directorships.

Failing to read up on a lab's current work before interviewing there is a definite no-no, a blogger says.

TMI

When it comes to exit interviews and resignation letters, one blogger says it's best not to say more than is necessary.

Clear the CV Cobwebs

Been a while since your last résumé update? The American Chemical Society has tips.

'Honorary,' Indeed

The University of Birmingham has withdrawn its advertisement for an unpaid research position after critics voiced concern.

A blogger shares tips for making the transition from academia to industry. Bottom line? Separate personal from professional.

In a live chat hosted by Science Careers, NIH Biomedical Workforce Working Group co-chair Shirley Tilghman outlined her committee's recommendations.

NIH's Sally Rockey breaks down data from the Director's Biomedical Workforce Working Group issued a draft report in an infographic.

Part of the Process

A blogger suggests becoming familiar with the patenting process before working with patent attorneys.

Star Qualities

One researcher suggests the community re-evaluate how it conceptualizes what makes a star scientist.

A new study shows that academics who choose to stop their tenure clocks earn less than their colleagues who do not.

A new study examines salary differences by gender in a 'relatively homogeneous cohort of physician researchers.'

Moving On

Community blog users suggest alternative career options for a PhD scientist who is 'burnt out on academia.'

Researchers in the field share tips on how not to succeed in bioinformatics.

Harsh Remarks

A blogger discusses some of the potentially career-harming insults scientists' direct toward one another.

Growth Spurt

An NSF report shows that graduate enrollment in science and engineering programs has grown 'substantially in the last decade,' with women and minorities leading the charge.

Industry Insights

The Scientist presents its list of the best places to work in industry.

Resubmission Review

The Center for Scientific Review reiterates how it defines a new application in the context of an unsuccessful resubmission.

A Balancing Act

Teaching, research, and service all compete for academics' time. Here, a blogger shares tips for managing the three.

Some grad students carry balances on their credit cards while awaiting reimbursement for attending academic meetings.

The Philippine Star highlights the contributions of PhD students to academic research.

Postdoc Pointers

A blogger shares tips for new postdocs — on choosing a project, publishing, and more.

A biotech executive tells the Wisconsin State Journal that the industry has changed greatly in the last 30 years.

A blogger discusses the merits of postdoc positions in industry.

Pages

In PNAS this week: genomic study of group B Streptococcus evolution, selection on the X chromosome in great apes, and more.

Changing the fat and fiber content of people's diets affects their gut microbiome, metabolome, and colon cancer risk, researchers say.

Broken links are found throughout academic publications, and some services are trying to combat such link decay.

Nick Stockton at Wired says that a pause in studying genome-editing tools should be used to find a path forward.