Career Blog

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.

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The University of Birmingham has withdrawn its advertisement for an unpaid research position after critics voiced concern.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

Pages

Oxford researchers are turning to virtual reality to visualize genes and regulatory elements, Phys.org says.

The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

In Science this week: neutrophils rely on microRNA to protect against lung inflammation, and more.

China is moving forward with plans to sequence a million citizens, the Wall Street Journal reports.