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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.

Make it Happen

A career counselor proposes reasons why postdocs may feel misguided by their mentors.

One PI says that caution has all but replaced creativity in academic science.

Q1 Hiring Boost

A search firm has found that global hiring within its life science index rose 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2012, Pharmalot reports.

Financial Aid

More Americans with PhDs and other advanced degrees are applying for food stamps and other government aid than in years past, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports.

All About PhDs

Researchers outline the career preferences of science PhDs in PLoS One.

Support for women in science needs to include policies to help balance work and family life, one writer says.

Who is awarded most National Institutes of Health funding: MDs, PhDs, or MD/PhDs?

Plan and Prepare

Navigating the so-called two-body problem is tough, but not impossible, a consultant says.

In Defense of Risk

Ordinary ideas typically don't produce the most rewarding research, one blogger says.

The Nobel laureate discusses the underrepresentation of women in science and shares advice for aspiring female researchers.

Put a Number on It

A blogger asks: 'How many years of postdoc training are required before getting a faculty-level job?'

Options and Outcomes

A new report highlight ways in which universities might enhance their career counseling services for graduate students.

'A Poor Measure'

H-indices do not accurately depict early-career scientists' productivity nor potential, a researcher says.

Under Pressure

Concerns related to support for early-career scientists came up at the New Zealand Association of Scientists meeting this week.

Conflicts Checklist

The US National Institutes of Health has posted a checklist for its new rules on reporting financial conflicts.

A PI says it's high time the scientific community pay tribute to mid-level scientists.

A blogger discusses grant reviewing ethics.

Pages

In Cell this week: map of human protein interactions, mutant phenotype variability in organisms of the same species from different genetic backgrounds, and more.

Critics call the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Gary Gilliland's prediction of cancer cures within 10 years "out of touch with reality" and "irresponsible."

Ivan Oransky discusses the need for reproducibility research at The Conversation.

The San Diego Union-Tribune posts videos from Biocom's Speaker Series with Illumina's Jay Flatley, who discusses Roche's failed hostile takeover bid.