Mentoring women in international research collaborations Podcast January 00, 1970 Panelists discuss their experiences in collaborating with researchers abroad while also mentoring students and helping them nurture similar relationships. They highlight the benefits of such international collaborations and also the challenges faced. Enter the 2015 Green Talents Competition Enter the 2015 Green Talents Competition Tuesday, May 19, 2015 The Green Talents Competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is searching for up-and-coming scientists in the field of sustainable development. Selected as one of the 25 awardees you are invited to visit the hot spots of German sustainability research and establish a unique network with peers and experts. The 2015 award includes: Orienteering for Industry, a career guide Orienteering for Industry: How to Study Up, Stand Out and Get a Job Download May 4, 2015 Wonder how to transition from academia to industry? Wish you could stand out from the competition?  Download this free, 30-page career booklet for the latest information on successful job hunting in industry. You'll discover how to rebrand yourself, look for hidden jobs, give great interviews and fine-tune your career goals. Plus, you’ll hear from entrepreneurs, recruiters, and industry leaders, who share their personal insights on what it takes to succeed in industry. Special features include: Careers in biostatistics: Where big data and bioscience meet Careers in biostatistics: Where big data and bioscience meet Driving Force May 8, 2015 The ease of collecting data in recent years has inspired a variety of fast-growing, cross-disciplinary fields. With a projected growth of as much as 27 percent by the year 2022, biostatistics touches on many realms of science, with an unlimited number of applications and job functions in private industries, government labs and academia. It attracts those who want to apply a love of math to a career with a direct impact on public health. NextGen VOICES survey: Is the idea of the postdoc position obsolete in today's scientific landscape? Monday, April 13, 2015 Don’t miss the new NextGen survey, specifically on postdocs! Is the idea of the postdoc position obsolete in today's scientific landscape? If so, what should replace it? If not, what one change would you make to improve it? A selection of the best responses will be published in the 3 July 2015 issue of Science. Please submit your response by 15 May. Unconscious gender bias persists in science Driving Force April 10, 2015 A half-century ago, the renowned social anthropologist Margaret Mead wrote: Take our Science Careers annual top employers survey Take our Science Careers annual top employers survey Tuesday, April 7, 2015 In the past few weeks we sent you an invitation to participate in this survey designed to identify the best employers in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Over 3,000 individuals have already participated. But frankly, the more respondents, the more meaningful the results can be for you. And you can help by completing our survey. When scientists have to pay out of pocket to do their jobs When scientists have to pay out of pocket to do their jobs Driving Force April 6, 2015 Recent discussions on Twitter and science blogs show that scientists often pay for necessary professional expenses with their own money. This unfortunate expectation hurts students and weakens the pool of potential scientists by weeding out those with fewer resources.     Untethering science careers from the research frontier Untethering science careers from the research frontier Driving Force March 4, 2015 When seeking guidance on graduate education as preparation for careers in science, there is an awful lot to take into account—both theoretically and empirically. STEM mentors face difficulties in directing students toward uneven playing fields Driving Force February 10, 2015 Parents, teachers, coaches, and mentors direct talent. They steer students toward certain pursuits, and by omission, ignorance or choice, away from others. This makes sense, but sometimes ... nonsense. The problem is that students are moving targets. They mature at different rates, change interests, and are influenced by the social and mass media. For every high school athlete shooting for the NBA or NFL, or "American Idol" contestant shooting for recording fame, a minuscule fraction achieve that particular dream.