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Coronavirus and scientific careers

This collection of resources offers advice from Nature’s global community of working scientists on how to cope with the coronavirus’ impact on scientific careers.

Advice

If you’re starting a doctoral programme later this year, particularly if your institution is still facing COVID-19 restrictions, Ciara O’Brien has some advice.

Career Column | | Nature

With his lab closed, Saurja DasGupta had the time to write his first review as sole author. It was rejected. But he persisted, and learnt a lot.

Career Column | | Nature

Researchers reflect on a challenging pandemic year and on how lockdowns changed their approach to work and their perceptions of the scientific enterprise.

Career Feature | | Nature

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to upend plans for data collection, scientists stuck at home are finding innovative ways to adapt their research questions. Here’s what they’re doing.

Career Feature | | Nature

Scientists who aren’t virologists or vaccinologists can still make crucial contributions to the global effort to battle SARS-CoV-2.

Career Feature | | Nature

Face masks are vital to containing the spread of COVID, but lecturers and universities must find ways to be inclusive, say Olivier Pourret and Elodie Saillet.

Career Column | | Nature

Desiree Dickerson risked burning out while creating a series of online well-being workshops. During lockdown, she was forced to put her perfectionism in its place.

Career Column | | Nature

It started as a small group of friends. Now, hundreds of members around the world are channelling their skills to take on their country’s most pressing needs, say Johanna Figueira and Samir Rachid Zaim.

Career Column | | Nature

Colleagues facing closed labs and enforced social distancing need a different type of support. Mentors must change their approach, says Ruth Gotian.

Career Column | | Nature

Alyssa Frederick defended her thesis remotely before the coronavirus outbreak began. Here’s how.

Career Column | | Nature

In the first of two articles about laboratory closures triggered by COVID-19, scientists affected by the shutdowns outline the tools they are using to run their research groups remotely.

Career Feature | | Nature