Failing to read up on a lab's current work before interviewing there is a definite no-no, a blogger says.
When it comes to exit interviews and resignation letters, one blogger says it's best not to say more than is necessary.
Been a while since your last résumé update? The American Chemical Society has tips.
The University of Birmingham has withdrawn its advertisement for an unpaid research position after critics voiced concern.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.
A blogger suggests becoming familiar with the patenting process before working with patent attorneys.
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.'
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.
A blogger discusses some of the potentially career-harming insults scientists' direct toward one another.
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.
The Scientist presents its list of the best places to work in industry.
The Center for Scientific Review reiterates how it defines a new application in the context of an unsuccessful resubmission.
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.
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.
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.
In PLOS this week: genetic study of breast cancer in Egyptian families, mutations linked to cleft lip and palate, and more.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, schools are encouraging more girls to pursue STEM courses, according to the Associated Press.
Because of new open-access requirements, Gates Foundation-funded researchers can't publish in some top journals, Nature News reports.
In Science this week: deletion of one microRNA allows pluripotent stem cells to form embryonic and non-embryonic lineages, and more.