November 25, 2010
November 24, 2010
November 23, 2010
"First, choose young scientists who show originality in their thinking and almost have a maverick mind. They have to be bright, hardworking and [able to] work in a team."
Assuming you work in labs led by PIs with the same philosophy as Waldmann, boldness and competence should be rewarded.
The full interview was published last Wednesday in The Washington Post."Then, as the administrator, give them the resources and a large amount of independence. Show enthusiasm and support for their activities."
November 19, 2010
That's because the researchers tasked with digesting and judging hundreds of pages of dense, information-packed prose in a matter of days often (though they usually don't admit it) appear to succumb to simple brain fatigue. To get through that huge stack of often dry details, they may find themselves relying on surrogate markers of quality having to do not with the science itself but with the way it's presented.
For more advice on the same topic, this time from an NSF panel member, also read NSF Grant Reviewer Tells All, by Science Careers' own Pam L. Member. Yes, that's a pseudonym.
November 17, 2010
If any of these things describes you or your research, the Food + Health Entrepreneurship Academy, sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of California, Davis, may provide the opportunity you seek.
November 16, 2010
On February 5, 1676, Isaac Newton wrote a letter to his rival and adviser, Robert Hooke, which he concluded with his famous aphorism: "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Two hundred years later another great scientist, the French physiologist Claude Bernard, enlarged on these words: "Great men have been compared to giants upon whose shoulders pygmies have climbed, who nevertheless see further than they. This simply means the science makes progress subsequently to the appearance of great men, and precisely because of their influence. The result is that their successors know many more scientific facts than the great men themselves had in their day. But a great man is, none the less, still a great man, that is to say, a giant."
November 2, 2010
Because the Department of Education does not track these positions, data is hard to come by. So far, the coalition has recieved about 20,000 responses to the survey so far, but the sciences underrepresented, so they're hoping to hear from more scientists.
They've also made a cute video:
November 1, 2010
Totaling all categories, online ads were up 2.6% (113,700 ads) over September, the biggest monthly jump since April. There were 4,409,797 ads in October, the most in any month since August 2008, before the financial crisis sent the job market into a meltdown.
In all science-related categories, ads were up 4.3% compared to September, the biggest gain since March. The number of ads increased in every science-related category.
A more thorough analysis of the new report from the Conference Board will follow soon.