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  • Project management requires a subtle set of skills that many researchers find hard to master. Kelly Rae Chi provides a guide.

    • Kelly Rae Chi
    Careers and Recruitment
  • Choosing a postdoc doesn't just mean finding the right research programme. Jeffrey Perkel looks at the other factors to consider.

    • Jeffrey Perkel
    Careers and Recruitment
  • Despite increased efforts by universities, more and more scientists have to deal with the two-body problem, reports Karen Kaplan.

    • Karen Kaplan
    Careers and Recruitment
  • There is no universally accepted method for when and how to broach the two-body problem with recruiters. Karen Kaplan details the options.

    • Karen Kaplan
    Careers and Recruitment
  • Comparative-effectiveness research answers questions that could transform medical policy and practice. Tamar Nordenberg examines the opportunities for researchers to find both funding and fulfilment.

    • Tamar Nordenberg
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  • Marine biologists are developing an appreciation for conservation, a change that is creating new jobs. Emma Marris reports.

    • Emma Marris
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  • Few scientists realize that the enormous budget of the US Department of Defense includes sizeable funds for basic research. Eric Hand provides a guide for the uninitiated.

    • Eric Hand
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  • With jobs at pharmaceutical companies evaporating, working for a contract research organization is an attractive option for some. Heidi Ledford details the growing market.

    • Heidi Ledford
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  • Working with nature's nastiest microbes offers a chance to help ensure public safety. Karen Kaplan details the profession's risks and rewards.

    • Karen Kaplan
    Careers and Recruitment
  • Rapid technological developments have spurred big changes in the requisite genome-sequencing jobs. Kelly Rae Chi assesses the sequencing assembly line.

    • Kelly Rae Chi
    Careers and Recruitment
  • When inspiration strikes or desperation sets in, a bold few risk career suicide and move to new fields. Bryn Nelson reports on what it takes.

    • Bryn Nelson
    Careers and Recruitment
  • Applying systems biology to cancer research has become a growth area for computationally minded scientists. Kelly Rae Chi tallies the possibilities.

    • Kelly Rae Chi
    Careers and Recruitment
  • Bangalore and the south may be India's main information-technology centre, but the country's science hub arguably lies within the state of Maharashtra, home to the cities of Mumbai and Pune.

    • K. S. Jayaraman
    Careers and Recruitment
  • Researchers seeking the latest biotechnology expertise have several options. Paul Smaglik reports.

    • Paul Smaglik
    Careers and Recruitment
  • It takes a special combination of thick skin and scientific enthusiasm to be a journal editor. Kendall Powell gets tips from a chosen few.

    • Kendall Powell
    Careers and Recruitment
  • According to some metrics, Indiana's life-sciences sector is among the nation's top performers. But there are financial and other challenges. Karen Kaplan maps out the possibilities.

    • Karen Kaplan
    Careers and Recruitment
  • For those who don't mind researching the tints, smells, sheens and softeners that contribute to everyday cosmetic products, the industry can offer a rewarding career path. Alaina Levine reports.

    • Alaina Levine
    Careers and Recruitment
  • Concerns about food shortages, land use, climate change and biodiversity have created a huge need for interdisciplinary researchers focused on agriculture. Virginia Gewin investigates the opportunities.

    • Virginia Gewin
    Careers and Recruitment
  • Instructing teenagers about science requires patience and a flair for presentation. Quirin Schiermeier reports on the prospects for scientists-turned-teachers in three countries.

    • Quirin Schiermeier
    Careers and Recruitment
  • More start-ups may be sticking around in New York City, as the city looks to a new science park, prizes and tax breaks to help kick-start a life-sciences cluster. Anne Harding reports.

    • Anne Harding
    Careers and Recruitment