Patients are partners in the fight against cancer

ROBERT NEUBECKER Patients are partners in the fight against cancer When we started graduate school 5 years ago, we were determined to learn everything we could about cancer. We spent all our time in the lab developing an arsenal of experimental techniques. However, i...

This Chicana chemist is paying it forward to support students from underrepresented groups

Alegra Eroy-Reveles Susan Merrell This Chicana chemist is paying it forward to support students from underrepresented groups On a calm September evening in 2010, Alegra Eroy-Reveles had come home from lab and put her toddler to bed when a dear friend called. As they...

Faculty careers can progress in many directions

iStock.com/DNY59 Faculty careers can progress in many directions The canonical story of faculty productivity goes like this: A researcher begins a tenure-track position, builds their research group, and publishes as much as possible to make their case for being award...

Why I’m pushing for a postdoc union

Robert Neubecker Why I’m pushing for a postdoc union Nine days before my scheduled dissertation defense, my then-spouse and I split up. I was able to navigate this enormous life event and get through my defense with the support of a counselor, provided by my un...

In job interviews, credibility comes from more than what you know

ISTOCK.COM/erhui1979 In job interviews, credibility comes from more than what you know What do you think makes a scientist credible? The first thing you’re likely to think of is their technical skill base. You might say that a cell biologist projecting credibility mu...

When it comes to having a family and an academic career, find what works for you

Lubomirkin on Unsplash When it comes to having a family and an academic career, find what works for you Allison McKendrick had her first child 18 months into her Ph.D. studies and was pregnant with her second when she interviewed for her postdoc. Right from the beginning of her...

The scientific swerve: Changing your research focus

© TASHATUVANGO/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM The scientific swerve: Changing your research focus This Advertising Feature has been commissioned, edited, and produced by the Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office Ali Salanti was studying malaria when an unexpected discovery...

From selfies to selfless: Managing multigenerational teams

© Ollyy/shutterstock.com Advertising Feature From selfies to selfless: Managing multigenerational teams This Advertising Feature has been commissioned, edited, and produced by the Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office Scientific teams are more divers...

Cautious optimism as society names lab safety a core value

sfe-co2/ISTOCKPHOTO.COM Cautious optimism as society names lab safety a core value What defines a scientific professional? Subject matter expertise and dedication to excellence are two traits that scientists everywhere would likely endorse. Last December, the America...

Hoping for a faculty job? Here’s what hiring committees are looking for

David Werbrouck on Unsplash Hoping for a faculty job? Here’s what hiring committees are looking for In the tenure-track faculty job hunt, status counts. Some of the factors that a hiring committee at a research-intensive university valued most in an assistant professor c...
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