Sarah A. Gagliano Taliun and her husband made a Plan A, but were prepared to re-evaluate their priorities to find jobs where they could live together.
Taking time away from work is an essential part of maintaining good mental health, but researchers often find it difficult to step out of the lab. Often, science’s cut-throat culture and high pressure environment makes researchers feel that they should stay late and arrive earlier. Here’s your guide to maintaining a healthy balance.
How scientist parents have been managing their time and childcare responsibilities during the pandemic.
Juergen K. V. Reichardt’s continued engagement in academic work lets him enjoy his retirement without getting in the way of junior faculty members.
Anne Charmantier reveals how she has learnt to be vulnerable and to share her experience of her chronic health problem with research colleagues and collaborators.
If you can, escape the plate-spinning frenzy of online meetings by going on holiday, ideally for two weeks, says John Tregoning.
Staying connected with other single-parent academics through a Facebook group was one of four steps taken by Antica Culina to survive the lockdown.
If your lab is still shuttered and work is a struggle, technology researcher Sun Sun Lim offers advice on how to switch off.
Taking time off from work is crucial for avoiding stress and depression, and their potential consequences.
From painting to punching to aeroplane-jumping, the hobbies that scientists pursue offer a vital escape from the laborious life of the lab.
Five fathers describe how they and their partners combine parenting and careers.
A regular pastime can ease mental stress, improve work–life balance and help scientists to reach innovative solutions in their work.
Some scientists are fighting a toxic belief that a 50-hour working week is 'slacking off'.
Scientists starting labs say that they are under historically high pressure to publish, secure funding and earn permanent positions — leaving precious little time for actual research.
Balancing research with raising children takes scheduling skills and organization.
Scientists who moonlight as musicians get more from a gig than a fistful of cash.
Campaign aims to promote work–life balance.
The support available for childbirth and rearing varies wildly. New parents come up with creative ways to juggle demands.
Limited institutional resources mean that single parents often need a network of support to further their scientific careers.