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    NIH Report Identifies Supply & Demand as Top Biomedical Scientist Concern

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) last week released a report from its Working Group on the Future Biomedical Research Workforce exploring the career and workplace concerns of biomedical researchers working in the United States. NIH queried hundreds of scientists working both inside and outside NIH and received 219 responses. In the surveys,… Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    25 Years of Erasmus

    Erasmus, the European Commission’s flagship program for training and education, will be 25 years old this year. To date, the program has allowed nearly three million students to study or do a work placement in another EU country. Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Science and the 1%

    Anger at the top 1% of earners has become a well-established theme across the country, but it’s still good to report that the vilified ranks of the very rich include some scientists and technology professionals. That’s according to a recent paper by Jon Bakija of Williams College, Adam Cole of the U.S. Treasury Department, and Brad… Read More
  • Michael Price

    CUNY Relaxes Science Standards

    In a move designed to reduce costs and move students through the community college system more quickly and into 4-year colleges, the City University of New York (CUNY) network of community colleges and senior colleges has rejiggered its curriculum to fast-track students’ entry-level classes to make extra time for upper-level courses, accordin… Read More
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    GeekDad: Everything You Thought You Knew About Learning Is Wrong

    Garth Sundem, a contributor to the GeekDad blog (“Raising geek generation 2.0”), writes that the conventional view on the most effective learning strategies is almost completely backwards. Sundem interviews Robert Bjork, director of the UCLA Learning and Forgetting Lab in Los Angeles, California, and passes along some surprising strateg… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Creating Your Interview Persona

    American culture places a high value on “just being yourself.” But, according to Karen Kelsky, an academic consultant who was formerly a tenured professor and department chair, “‘yourself’ is the very last person you want to be” during interviews for tenure-track faculty jobs.  Read More
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    Pioneering Black Chemists, from a Science Careers Alumna

    Many former Science Careers staffers (as well as those who worked for the organization back when it was called Science’s Next Wave; we call them ex-Wavers) have gone on to do very cool things and have influential careers. Our former ranks include science academy presidents, chief science officers for companies, professional society executive… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

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    Human Resources Strategy for Researchers in Europe

    Around 60 European universities, research institutions, funding agencies, and umbrella organizations gathered today in Barcelona (and will continue to meet tomorrow) to discuss how they can improve the working conditions they offer to researchers.  Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Ghostwriting: Lending One’s Name Could Lead to Legal Liability

    Signing on as an author of a journal article actually written by a ghostwriter can get a scientist a lot more than a publication to list on a CV without doing any work.  If the purported author is a medical researcher and physicians use of the article to make treatment decisions, the result could be… Read More