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  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    UCLA Establishes Center to Study Lab Safety

    On January 16, 2009, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) lab technician Sherharbano “Sheri” Sangji died of burns she had sustained over 2 weeks earlier from a fire in the lab of Prof. Patrick Harran.  Yesterday, UCLA announced the creation of the University of California Center for Laboratory Safety.  “Beli… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    A Potentially Life-Saving (And Long Overdue) Recommendation

    It’s gratifying indeed when people who really know what they’re talking about agree with what one has been saying for a long time.  So it is with a commentary by Rudy Baum, editor-in-chief of Chemical & Engineering News, that underscores points that Science Careers has mentioned a lot more than once.  Commenting… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Royal Society Report Documents Globalization of Science

    ScienceInsider, our sister blog focused on science policy, reports on the findings of a new study released yesterday by the British Royal Society that identifies today’s big research producers around the globe and tracks the growth of international scientific collaborations. Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Med School Admission Plan on the Hot Seat

    Criticism is mounting of the plan by the medical school of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, to sell to 10 seats in each year’s entering class to Saudi Arabia at $75,000 each.  As previously reported on this blog, Dean Tom Marrie argued that there were “no downsides” to admitting English-speaking Saudi stu… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    A New Science-Based Occupation Is Emerging

    Scientists who know how to put together successful grant proposals now have a new career option.  Rather than doing the research themselves, they can use their analyzing, organizing, communicating and persuading skills to help other scientists win funding.  In other words, writes Jacob E. Levin, assistant vice chancellor for research at t… Read More
  • Editor's Blog

    Europe Nudges Top Scientists to Market

    ScienceInsider, our sister site, has posted about a new grant program from the European Research Council (ERC) to provide up to €150,000 to help scientists who already have ERC grants to help bring their science to market. Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    “Stunning Progress” for Women Faculty at MIT

    As America’s and the world’s pre-eminent scientific and technological university, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has long projected an image of geeky masculinity inhospitable to women.  Fifteen years ago, a mere 15 of its more than 200 tenured science professors were women, as were only 2 of its tenured engineering pro… Read More
  • Editor's Blog

    Wanted: Postdocs with Out of the Box Ideas about Clean Energy

    ScienceInsider has posted a post about an interesting (and generous) postdoc fellowship program from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), which combines a mentored research experience with “a young person’s perspective.” Applicants must propose two separate pr… Read More
  • CTSciNet

    Shaping the Future of America’s Health Care: The Primary Care Physician Scientist

    One of the most promising and rewarding career choices for the student contemplating a professional life in clinical medical research is that of a primary care physician scientist. As U.S. managed care evolves, the primary care physician (PCP) is assuming an increasingly prominent and responsible role in the healthcare system. The PCP is generally… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Uncle Sam Wants You (If You Are a Scientist or Engineer)

    Much like the famous poster by James Montgomery Flagg, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has issued a call for Americans to help meet some of the nation’s most critical defense needs.  But unlike the iconic image of Uncle Sam, she is calling for scientists and engineers, not soldiers.  The nation must “engage o… Read More