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    Singapore NRF Fellowships

    The National Research Foundation (NRF) in Singapore is inviting scientists under 40 years of age to apply for a generous fellowship to carry out independent research in the country. The Singapore NRF Fellowships offer tenure-track faculty positions that come with a salary package equivalent to that of a local assistant professor and a research… Read More
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    More from the Author of This Week’s In Person Essay

    Tracy Ainsworth, who wrote this week’s In Person essay on combining a science career with family in Australia, sent me an e-mail describing her experiences, which I reproduce here with her permission: Last year I was part of a group of female scientists that spoke with several girls high schools about science as a career. Read More
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    Become a Reviewer: Advancing and Contributing in the Scientific Establishment

    A small but poignant dramatic moment occurs whenever the researcher–young or old–opens the e-mail containing a decision letter about his or her latest research article and knows the fate of it has been largely decided by the advice of anonymous reviewers. Inevitably, we bless or curse those reviewers–but I suggest that you join th… Read More
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    Penn Closes the Postdoc Salary Gap

    Like many upstanding universities, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia has long aspired to take good care of its postdocs. That includes paying them decently. But, also like other universities, it had a ways to go to achieve that objective. Penn’s stated goal has been to close the gap between the stipends that National Institutes… Read More
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    NextGen Voices: The Definition of Success

    This week, Science‘s Letters section features the results of their most recent NextGen VOICES poll, in which early-career scientists are asked to respond to career-related questions. In January, the poll asked, “What is your definition of a successful scientist? How has this definition changed between your mentor’s generation and… Read More
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    What to Say — and Not to Say — to Program Officers

    On Wednesday, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an excellent advice piece by Michael J. Spires, a proposal development specialist from the Smithsonian Institution, about interacting with program officers for funding agencies. I believe every aspiring (and early-career) academic scientist — anyone who isn’t experience… Read More
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    A New Postdoc Contract at U Mass Amherst

    The Boston Globe is reporting that unionized postdocs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) have overwhelmingly approved a new contract with the university after 2 years of bargaining. According to the Globe, the contract provides for a minimum postdoc salary of $38,500, 2% raises to current salaries, and guaranteed health insu… Read More
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    Travel Grants to ESOF 2012

    In its fifth edition, the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) will be held this year in Dublin, Ireland on 11-15 July. ESOF is a biennial event showcasing European science and innovation.  The forum gathers researchers in all scientific fields, industry people, and government representatives. You can check out the programs for scientific and ca… Read More
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