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Choose Well

Stanford University School of Medicine's Ben Barres writes that graduate students should look for both scientific and mentorship ability in their advisors.

A jobs panel suggests internships and online involvement as ways to help find get a career out of the lab started.

To make a splash, a postdoc suggests taking on new perspectives in research.

Be Engaged

Public engagement can help researchers develop skills and help them on the job search.

A new report examines trends in graduate education in the US.

In Sum

The blogger Neuroskeptic lists some "don'ts" for writing the abstract of a paper.

What STEM Crisis?

IEEE Spectrum's Robert Charette argues that there is a surplus rather than a shortage of STEM workers.

Southern Fried Science's David Shiffman shares advice for graduate students on getting the most out of a conference.

Cell biologist Jenny Rohn describes her worries about being a pregnant researcher at Occam's Corner.

Making the Most

A survey by the American Association of University Professors charts out how much professors make.

Taking Stock

Blogger Prof-like Substance is about to submit the tenure package and takes stock of the past few years.

There are other ways to tell a scientific story than by relying on slides, Bitesize Bio's Vicki Doronina writes.

To Stay on the Track

Nicholas Wolfinger writes at the Atlantic that academia needs to evolve to retain women in the sciences.

Bragging Rights

A venture capitalist suggests bragging your way to success in STEM fields.

The Lit Review

In PLOS Computational Biology, Marco Pautasso offer tips for nailing a literature review.

Online courses may offer a range of benefits to advanced science education, research.

Training Translation

IOM urges collaborative focus for training next wave of translational researchers.

The Things You Take

Mentors pass on many skills — to emulate and to avoid — to their students.

E. O. Wilson discusses good traits for a scientist to have.

Ready to network?

Who's an Author?

To be included on the author list, investigators should meet certain criteria.

Specific Negotiation

When negotiating, a new research paper suggests it helps to have a specific number in mind.

A science policy writer argues that STEM programs negatively affect the employment market.

Science Sales Force

Blogger Prof-like Substance writes that scientists have to be able to sell their research ideas.

A Pause to Plan

A new professor takes stock.

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.