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Extended Employment

While academics delay their retirements, universities increasingly seek contractual, non-tenure-track faculty.

A researcher shares tips for young scientists taking on their first peer review assignment.


New survey data shows that both male and female scientists are affected by issues related to work-life balance.

Anne Glover Speaks

The newly appointed European Union Science Advisor tells Au Science Magazine about her career and issues facing women in science.

New NWBC data shows that female entrepreneurs are earning more patents and trademarks than ever before.

'Own' It

Researchers should accept the permanence of broader impact statements, two philosophers say.

A blogger shares tips on "surviving … your dissertation."

Panelists discuss the employability and relevance of scientists in a Guardian Q&A.

A Top Job

Being a clinical laboratory technician is one of 2012's top jobs, says US News and World Report.

Insider Lessons

A blogger shares paper-submission tips through the eyes of an associate journal editor.

The Washington Post says advances in synthetic biology may provide "a solution to the unemployment puzzle."

'A great idea will get applicants only so far,' says Nature this week.

A new video examines the 'age distribution of NIH principal investigators and medical school faculty.'

Maryland's The Gazette profiles Marty Zug, CFO of the Rockville biotech Sequella.

A blogger discusses moving from research to the corporate world, and people's perceptions of PhDs.

A blogger says mid-career scientists need mentors and advice as much as their junior colleagues do.

Chalk Talk 101

A blogger outlines tips for giving a great chalk talk.


A former academic known for his studies of work-life balance has been convicted of misdemeanor sex abuse.

On to Management

In a Nature profile and at his blog, EBI's Ewan Birney discusses his upcoming career change.

The National Institutes of Health's Intramural Training and Education blog discusses a study that shows that a tenure-track position is no longer a top career choice for students.

Future of the Force

A report from the National Institutes of Health Advisory Committee to the Director discusses the future of the biomedical workforce.

A Separate Pot

A blogger advocates setting aside separate funds for early-career investigators.

Posters, Please!

One blogger says the poster session is the heart of a great meeting.

Proposal Prep

A blogger shares tips for crafting successful research proposals.

People Over Projects

One blogger says the company young scientists keep matters much more than the project they choose.


In PNAS this week: variant protective against Alzheimer's disease, effect of whole-genome duplication on methylation in rice, and more.

Genome editing is also bringing up questions when applied to farm animals, the New York Times reports.

Through a transcriptome study, researchers home in on the activity of inflammation-linked genes in chronically lonely people.

Determining who is and is not an author and where a researcher should fall on a list of authors can be a tricky task, Nature News writes.