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    The Working Conditions of Doctoral Researchers Across Europe

    As highlighted by our sister site Science Insider, the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc) today released a report outlining the working conditions of doctoral researchers in 12 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Sp… Read More
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    New York Mayor Bloomberg: “There is no such thing as … too many scientists”

    In a speech yesterday on immigration reform, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that current immigration policies could contribute to the loss of needed, skilled technical talent. This is from The Ticker blog at the Chronicle of Higher Education: “Turning [foreign students who have just graduated] out of the country is, to put it… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    How to Help Graduates Move into Careers

    Finding a suitable and sustainable career is a major challenge for new Ph.D.s not only in the United States but in nations around the world.  Thirty-five leading academic figures representing 16 countries, including such major Ph.D. producers as the U.S., China, India, Canada and Korea, have been looking for answers at the Fifth Annual Strateg… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Be Careful What You Wish For

    Only months ago, Felisa Wolfe-Simon was probably the most famous postdoc in the world, the lead author of perhaps the most talked about scientific paper in years.  Her work appeared liable to revise some long-understood facts about life on earth, if it was confirmed.  The bacterium she and collaborators had humorously named GFAJ-1 — Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    94 Early-Career Scientists Receive Presidential Honor

    Yesterday was definitely early-career scientists day at the White House.  In addition to the announcement of new policies at the National Science Foundation aimed at helping researchers with young families and a program to attract women to science that included a talk by First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama named the 94 winne… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    New NSF Policy Aims to Make Grants More Family-Friendly

    Today the White House and the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a new effort, called the “NSF Career-Life Balance Initiative,” to make research careers mesh more easily with the family lives of grant recipients — particularly female ones.   This appears to be very good news for women seeking to pursue academic scien… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

  • Foreign Policy Fellowships for Physical Scientists

    Have you ever wished you could put your scientific expertise to work in the field of foreign affairs by working on one of the many international issues that relate to science?  If so, and if your training is in the physics (or a related field), the American Institute of Physics (AIP) State Department Science Fellowship… Read More
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    Lab Safety Scholarships for Science Teachers

    The Laboratory Safety Institute, a non-profit organization that gives a variety of training courses in various parts of the country, is offering scholarships to school science teachers to receive lab safety training.  The awards are part of a gift from the Dow Chemical Company and the Dow Education Foundation that will also support an onl… Read More
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