Career Blog

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The University of Birmingham has withdrawn its advertisement for an unpaid research position after critics voiced concern.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

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.

Pages

Technology Review reports that researchers in the US have used CRISPR to modify a number of human embryos.

Plant researchers plan to sequence some 10,000 samples that represent the major plant clades, ScienceInsider reports.

By introducing genes from butterfly peas and Canterbury bells, researchers in Japan have developed a blue chrysanthemum, according to NPR.

In Nature this week: a Danish reference genome, and more.