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  • Academic Careers

    Aging Research Conference for Young Scientists

    Throughout the month of May, Science Careers published a feature series exploring academic careers in healthy aging research. We profiled several researchers studying how to help people age successfully and independently, from the perspective of genetics, sociology and psychology, engineering, and neurology. If you’re an early-caree… Read More
  • Editor's Blog

    Panel Recommends Scrapping NIGMS “Glue Grants”

    ScienceInsider reports that a panel has recommended that the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) scrap its current “glue grant” program, which has invested $368 million to facilitate large collaborations since it started in 2000, about 1.8% of the NIGMS budget.  “So what went awry?” asks ScienceInside… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    The Value of Engaging with the Public

    Research Councils UK (RCUK) have just released a video showing how the public can benefit from interacting with researchers, and how researchers can benefit from engaging with the public.  The 7-minute movie includes interviews with researchers and members of the public during a public debate about future energy scenarios held as part of… Read More
  • Editor's Blog

    Should Search Committees Give Feedback?

    I was a teenager when I had my first frustrating post-interview interaction. I had interviewed for a summer job at a company that described itself as an “engineering firm.” That description can mean many things, but this was the kind of engineering firm that mainly does land surveys for road construction and real-estate transactions. I… Read More
  • Editor's Blog

    Marcia McNutt on Leadership (and Other Advice from the Federal Coach)

    John Travis, an editor in Science’s news department, alerted me to an interview with Marcia McNutt, geophysicist and currently head of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), on the Washington Post employment blog The Federal Coach. McNutt has been a professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Stanford University, and she has served… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Investigation Spurs Stronger Medical School Ethics Enforcement

    Inside Higher Ed blogs that an exposé of ethical infractions by medical faculty that was published by ProPublica has prodded medical schools to tighten their enforcement of conflict-of-interest rules. Stanford University, for example, has disciplined 5 faculty members who, despite university policies to the contrary, took money from drug companies… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Seeking Opportunities Abroad

    With the academic job market in United States overcrowded, and this year’s American hiring season nearing its end, the aptly named Katrina Gulliver suggests that aspirants to faculty positions can expand their pool of opportunities by seeking openings in other countries.  Gulliver, who has held posts in Europe, Asia, and Australia, has n… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    A Bonus for Hiring Foreign Scientists?

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making it possible for more foreign students to extend their visas and stay in the United States for “optional practical training.”  By doing so, it is also giving companies an economic reason to hire them in place of comparable Americans, says David North of the Center for Immigration… Read More
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