Support must come from a place of understanding, says Kate Samardzic.
Through the Blood, Sweat and Years
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Working on your PhD
Recent PhD graduate Lucy A. Taylor shares the advice she and her colleagues wish they had received.
Six limiting maxims PhD students should avoid.
Don’t despair if people try to talk you out of pursuing an industry position — your degree can open many doors, says Isaiah Hankel.
Use strategies from the private sector to better manage your graduate project.
‘I’ll work on it over the weekend’: high workload and other pressures faced by early-career researchers
Stress and long working hours are regrettably common among early-career researchers, reveals a survey by the Young Academy of Europe.
Gaia Donati and Julie Gould discuss some of the career issues faced by physicists today.
Starting Your Research Career
Learning to handle failure is just part of scientific life, writes Eileen Parkes.
Bela Z. Schmidt’s quest to understand an all-too-familiar career setback can be distilled into eight pieces of advice.
The social-media platform is often a tool for procrastination, says Jet-Sing M. Lee. But what else can it be?
Julie Gould investigates the importance of advance planning when you're preparing a funding application.
The "chemputer" and other technologies are set to revolutionise academic chemistry for the first time in 200 years, Lee Cronin tells Julie Gould.
Four researchers share the highs and lows of getting published for the first time, and what the experience taught them.
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