Life Sciences

  • Breaking Through the "Bamboo Ceiling" for Asian American Scientists

    About 20 years ago Alice, a virologist, was up for a position as university president. She was one of three possible candidates. But during her interview things started to go a bit sour when the committee persistently asked her what she would be willing to give up should she be given the job.

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  • Corporate Culture in Current Times — Seeking the Right Fit

    Like it or not, each of us has only 168 hours a week to spend in whatever way we see fit, and most of us apply at least one-fourth of those hours—about half of our waking hours—engaged in some type of gainful employment.

    A Science/AAAS Business Office feature.

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  • The Road to Diversity: Are We There Yet?

    On January 20, Barack Obama became the first African American to be sworn in as President of the United States. On that day television screens carried images of African American men and women moved to tears as they watched the historical event—one that many of them thought they would never witness in their lifetimes.

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  • It's Getting Easier to Be Green: Jobs in Green Science

    People well versed in environmental topics, or productive in developing methods that lighten the environmental footprint, will be highly sought, key players in the development of the new economy—and well rewarded.

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  • Singapore's Science Bet

    Singapore has fast become a significant biomedical hub. But can it maintain the momentum?

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  • Transferring Skills into Career Options

    Tertiary academic institutions provide a setting where would-be scientists can hone cutting-edge technical skills and push theoretical boundaries.

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  • Industrial Postdocs: The Road Less Traveled

    Many scientists opt for a research career in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry, so why not kick-start the process by also doing a postdoc in industry? Industrial postdocs often provide higher salaries and greater access to resources than their academic counterparts. But how do you find out about available positions and whether they are a good fit for you? Will a position as a postdoctoral fellow provide you a foot in the door at a company? And what if you don't like it? Will an industrial postdoc cut you off from returning to academia?

    A Science/AAAS Custom Publishing Office feature

  • Packaging Yourself for Product Companies

    “There are not only opportunities for scientists in R&D and operations, but also in areas such as marketing, sales, and business development. We are always looking for talent in all these sectors, and we have openings and candidates for these positions all throughout the year.”

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  • Affinity Groups for Diversity

    Student- and staff-led groups at universities and biotechnology companies are helping to support and promote diversity in these settings.

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