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Scientific Careers

Lab Life: Scientists are Snobs, Science 2013. It is a mistake to dismiss the people and projects coming out of lesser-known institutions, argues Keith Weaver ? they have strengths too.

Mobility RethoughtNature 2011. Lars H. BreimerMichael E. Breimer and Douwe D. Breimer say doing a postdoc abroad is unnecessary.

Backlash against MultitaskingNature 2010. Scientists are increasingly asked to master skills in addition to their research. This is not necessarily a good thing, says Gene Russo.

Career ResilienceNature 2010. It?s not enough to be an expert on a specific topic. Today?s scientists also need to be able to apply their knowledge, argues Peter Fiske.

Finding a ‘Real’ JobNature 2010. ‘Alternative’ careers may be commonplace, but that doesn’t mitigate a sense of failure, says Katherine Sixt.

A CVof FailuresNature 2010. Keeping a visible record of your rejected applications can help others to deal with setbacks, says Melanie Stefan.

5 keys to R&D Management SuccessACS Careers

Nurture ChemistryNature Chemistry 2010. In the sink-or-swim world of academia, Bruce c. Gibb considers what support structures should be put in place for those who have only just entered the water.

Mentoring and Networking: How to Make It WorkNature Immunology 2008. Mentoring and networking are critical components for success in science. Here the importance and steps required for good mentoring and networking are described.

The Path Less TravelledNature 2010. The academic track is riddled with risks, yet most still believe it to be the safest career route for the devoted scientist. Andrea Schweitzer suggests a different way

The Changing Face of TenureNature 2010. Although still highly desirable, tenure is not as prevalent as it was in some places ? and that may not be a bad thing

Taking the PlungeNature 2011. Switching to a new postdoc may be risky and challenging, but it does not have to be career-threatening.

Start up and SucceedNature 2009. Scientists looking to capitalize on their latest discovery might consider starting a company. But that?s more complex than it may seem, as Karen Kaplan reports.

Empty Archives, Nature 2009. Most researchers agree that open access to data is the scientific ideal, so what is stopping it happening? Bryn Nelson investigates why many researchers choose not to share.

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