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Elsewhere in Science: Primate research, diversity, and data visualization

Nonhuman primate research under review … Applications solicited for broadening participation initiative … Using social media data for research … Data Stories Contest

What makes elite academics move?

Children’s ages, peer environment quality, and recent funding affect decisions to move to new institutions, a new study suggests

Turn the phone interview into a great opportunity

A telephone interview – no doubt – will happen at some point in your job search as most employers will use the phone to screen you for a potential job. Employers use the telephone as a way to save money and time when narrowing down the field of candidates and most likely you will experience

Breastfeeding while building a career

Breastfeeding while pursuing a scientific career can be a challenge, but it isn’t insurmountable

Elsewhere in Science: Science comedy, authorship complications, and sexual harassment

Communicating with comedy … Crowdsourcing creates authorship complications … Wage gap … Scientific societies and sexual harassment … Working Life

How To Defeat Any Form of Job Search Discrimination

No matter who you are, it can happen to you. One of the questions I get asked most is about overcoming ageism. More specifically, older job seekers - 45 year olds and up - send in resumes that never get responses or worse, they showShow More Summary

Responsible research guidelines for the global scientist

A new book offers guidance to young researchers and their supervisors on how they can implement the best research practices wherever they are.

Take steps to deal with reluctant references

References play a huge in your career progression, even though you might not think of them until you have a job offer. Selecting your list of references needs thoughtful consideration because some are better at being reference than others. Job candidates can easily develop a nonchalant attitude when making use of references such as handing

Yes, you're a great scientist; now shut up about it

Scientists should acknowledge their imperfections, our columnist argues

Elsewhere in Science, 12 Feb. 2016

Budget news … Sexual misconduct … Open science for Zika … Behind the scenes with gravitational waves … Working Life

Find a job you love

Finding a job you love is important for a number of reasons, one of which is the amount of time you spend working. According to Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D. “Get a Life Not a Job“, Work Psychologist and Professor at Rutgers University you spend 94,365 hours of your life working. To use the numbers in a

Summit proposes steps toward biomedical workforce sustainability

Workforce experts meet in Washington, D.C., to discuss plans and goals for the future

How fear can limit your career potential

These three fears can interfere with your job search success, but only if you let them

Engineering professor who helped uncover Flint water crisis speaks out despite the risks

Marc Edwards discusses the “perverse incentives” that can get in the way of scientists making a difference

Getting credit for peer review

Online platforms help researchers track their peer reviewing activity, which could help their career advancement

Elsewhere in Science, 5 Feb 2016

Presidential politics … Call for jailed chemist’s release … Cancer moonshot funding … Publishing replications … Working Life

My Wife Had a Miscarriage and More People Should Be Talking About It

Growing up, I only knew one person who had miscarriages, and that was because she was a relative. My parents explained that it was something that happens occasionally, but since I had only one example for reference, I assumed it was rare and probably an extraordinary health issue with the potential mother. I couldn't have been more wrong.

First down and Ph.D. to go

Professional football player John Urschel pursues his math studies in the offseason

Can you trust job postings?

With job boards listing tons of opportunities for employment it’s no wonder the majority of time spent job searching is behind a computer screen. When listening to candidates describe their strategy on how they are finding jobs, most will begin with an explanation on how many jobs they have applied for without the expected results.

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