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    Grants for scientists to work in Paris

    The City Council of Paris is offering several grants for foreign researchers to work in the French capital for a few months. The grants aim at helping Paris labs develop long-term collaborations with scientists in other countries.  Eligibility: Ph.D.-holders of foreign nationality, permanently residing in a foreign country. Disciplines: A… Read More
  • How Do You Find the Superstars?

    Here’s an interesting discussion on Slashdot, in answer to the question ‘how do you find programming superstars?’ How do I, as a company looking to hire such people, connect with them? Put another way, how do you the programming superstar go about looking for a company that seems like one you’d like to work for?… Read More
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    Fellowships for population researchers in North America and Africa

    The Institute of International Education (IIE) has teamed with the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to offer dissertation fellowships for population researchers in North America and Sub-Saharan Africa. These parallel programs — one for American and Canadian Ph.D. students and one for African Ph.D. students — fund fellowships of $20… Read More
  • Communicating Science: Tools for Scientists and Engineers

    "The phone rings, you answer. It’s a reporter from the New York Times. She quickly explains that she’s writing a story under deadline and another scientist she spoke to gave her your name. What should you do? 1.      Hang up in fear. 2.      Ask what the story is about and the deadline, and… Read More
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    Science Careers Facebook Update

    At last week’s AAAS meeting, Science Careers unveiled its new Facebook fan page (free Facebook membership required) that offers Facebook members a meeting point for matters and issues related to starting a career in Science. The new page provides highlights and links to Science Careers articles, our blog, and featured GrantsNet listings, plus… Read More
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    Combining Scientific Expertise and Interpersonal Communication

    Do you love talking to people about science? Is your favorite part of research writing grant proposals and manuscripts? Would you like to focus on teaching after you finish your Ph.D.? Then perhaps a career outside of the laboratory is for you. At the AAAS annual meeting last weekend, three scientists in very different jobs… Read More
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    Mentoring, Redux, and Some Writing Advice

    We wrote a few weeks ago about mentoring. At the AAAS annual meeting this week, a panel speaker reinforced why it’s so important: "In mentoring, you learn what you love in a field and you learn where you have holes in your skills," said Amy Cheng Vollmer, Ph.D., professor of biology at Swarthmore College. Vollmer… Read More
  • “Dead Wood” and Mandatory Retirement

    "What is the result of all this? A dramatic decrease in the rate of junior faculty hires." A male, senior guest essayist takes on the issue of faculty "dead wood" and mandatory retirement on the FemaleScienceProfessor blog. Some of the comments are worth reading, too. Read More
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    Introducing your Science Careers editorial team

    In the interest of providing broad, global coverage of careers issues, the core editorial team of Science Careers lives all over the world. (OK, that’s not the only reason we live all over, but it is a factor.) This weekend, the current editors were all together, live and in person, for the first time. Here… Read More
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    Belated Valentine’s Day Career Advice

    At a career session at the AAAS annual meeting, someone in the audience asked the three panel members how detailed young scientists should be when mapping out a career plan. One panelist’s answer: "It’s more like falling in love than a curriculum." I thought that was a great comparison: At some level, you just can’t… Read More