Career Blog

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.

A blogger outlines the role of a project manager.

Male academics often struggle with many of the same work-life balance issues and institutional biases that their female counterparts face.

A Double-Edged Sword

A blogger says publication requirements can both help and hurt PhD students.

Researchers at Rice University suggest limited access to NIH funding among young investigators could stifle biomedical innovation.

Internships are becoming increasingly popular among students and employers.

In an infographic, Online PhD charts the course of what it calls the job crisis for PhDs.

While unemployment varies by field, graduates who've landed jobs are earning higher starting salaries than before.

One blogger playfully outlines the perks of working in academia.

Women Wanted

A blogger suggests ways to attract women to work in STEM fields.

Day in the Life

One blogger outlines 'life as a staff scientist.'

Facilitating and managing meetings is a tough skill scientists should cultivate.

Efficiency Tips

A blogger shares time-saving tips to increase lab productivity.

A blogger suggests the community ought to assess researchers' productivity based on the reproducibility of their results.

Back-Up Plans

PIs ought to prepare for the possibility that their grants go unfunded, a blogger says.

A blogger contemplates how researchers are affected by unsavory actions of other scientists.

At the Science Careers forum, readers discuss making a smooth transition from one sector to another.

Respondents to a Bayer Foundation survey said that "weed-out" introductory science and engineering courses hinder diversity in those fields.

A new guide shares tips for young investigators on "charting a course for a successful research career."

Pages

David Dobbs writes at Buzzfeed that genomics has delivered little on its promises.

In PNAS this week: co-evolutionary signatures of insect hosts and bacterial symbionts, distinct transcript isoforms of high-grade ovarian cancer, and more.

Adam Rutherford discusses genetic genealogy at the Guardian.

Portions of the US 21st Century Cures Act are raising some safety concerns.