Career Blog

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.

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The University of Birmingham has withdrawn its advertisement for an unpaid research position after critics voiced concern.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

Pages

In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.