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Career Blog

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.

Meet the Scientists

The San Diego Union-Tribune this week profiles seven local female scientists.

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.


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The University of Birmingham has withdrawn its advertisement for an unpaid research position after critics voiced concern.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 Nucleic Acids Research this week: personal genome approach to RNA-seq read alignment, hematopoietic Systems Biology Repository, and more.

A man is using DNA evidence to argue that he is the rightful heir to the baronetcy of Stichill, the Guardian reports.

As part of an effort to get a diverse group of people to donate their DNA for research, some blood donors in the San Diego area will get their genomes sequenced, according to KPBS.

The comment period on the Department of Health and Human Services' proposal to alter the Common Rule has been extended.