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Learning Bioinformatics

By | July 1, 2016

In today’s data-heavy research environment, wet-lab scientists can benefit from new computational skills.


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Making the Most of School

By | May 1, 2016

Agencies and institutions strive to better prepare graduate students and postdocs for futures in academia and beyond.


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Staying Active in the Lab

By | July 1, 2015

Retiring as a professor, and even shutting down your own lab, doesn’t necessarily mean quitting research.


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Follow the Funding

By | May 1, 2015

In times of budget belt-tightening at the federal level, life-science researchers can keep their work supported through private sources.  


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The Rules of Replication

By | November 1, 2014

Should there be standard protocols for how researchers attempt to reproduce the work of others?


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Keeping Up with IP

By | September 1, 2014

It’s never too early to start thinking about intellectual property rights—even for biologists doing basic research.


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The Working Vacation

By | April 1, 2014

Sabbaticals are one of the perks of the academic life. They may seem daunting to implement, but the time away could prove invaluable to your career.  

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Bonding in the Lab

By | October 1, 2013

How to make your lab less like a factory and more like a family


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Start It Up

By | April 1, 2013

Young researchers who left the academic path to transform their bright ideas into thriving companies discuss their experiences, and how you can launch your own business.

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Let's Make a Deal

By | February 1, 2013

Six myths about job and salary negotiations and how they may hinder your ability to bargain effectively.


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