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    Taking Your Passion for Science Away from the Bench

    In addition to the funding workshop (with the video now available on the ESOF Web site), Science Careers organized a session on alternative careers during the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Turin, Italy, earlier this week. For those of you who couldn’t attend, here’s a quick guide from my colleagues Brianna Blaser and R… Read More
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    Dual Career Couples at ESOF

    As I was queuing for lunch at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Turin, Italy, earlier this week, I started talking to a young scientist from FarAwayCountry A. She was writing her Ph.D. thesis and looking for a postdoc in Europe, seeing a research experience abroad as a key step in her career. But she… Read More
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    Getting to the Top of a Big Pile: How to Succeed at Grant-Writing

    One of the sessions organized by Science Careers this week at the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) in Turin, Italy aimed to give young scientists a leg up in the increasingly competitive race for funds. The workshop offered advice from three different perspectives — a national research council, an international funding organization, and a w… Read More
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    Getting a Young Scientists’ Association off the Ground

    If you want to start an organization aimed at encouraging and supporting young scientists, get senior scientists involved. This was one of the key messages of a presentation by Jenny Baeseman of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) at this weekend’s Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) in Turin, Italy. APECS was born out of… Read More
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    A Stronger Voice for European Science

    As reported by Dan Clery in this week’s issue of Science, there is a pending shake-up in the landscape of pan-European research organizations: The European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCs) and the European Science Foundation (ESF) are planning a merger. EUROHORCs’ national science funding agencies collectively control about … Read More
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    Faculty burnout, and collaboration versus competition

    Tenure-track faculty are more at risk of suffering burnout from their teaching duties than their tenured and non-tenure track counterparts, according to a study presented yesterday at the American Association of University Professors annual conference in Washington. Articles on the study appear in today’s Inside Higher Ed and yesterday&# Read More
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    Launch of the Global Young Academy

    A new academy honoring outstanding early-career scientists from around the world has just been launched under the auspices of the InterAcademy Panel for International Issues (IAP). In an editorial published this week in Science (subscription required), 6 founding members of the Global Young Academy (GYA) present the new organization.  Mem… Read More
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    Increasing Creativity in Brainstorming Sessions

    A popular way of mustering innovative and fresh ideas is to hold a brainstorming session — but according to a paper published recently in Applied Cognitive Psychology, this may not be the best approach. The study, which was carried out by Nicholas Kohn of the University of Texas at Arlington and Steven Smith of Texas A&M Un… Read More
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    New Training Demands in a Changing European Landscape

    Over the next one or two decades, research infrastructure in Europe could begin to look very different. For the coming generation of scientists, that means new challenges and opportunities on the horizon. As the Sixth European Conference on Research Infrastructures (ECRI2010), which took place in Barcelona earlier this week, once more demonstrated… Read More
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    Winning, and Losing, Lawsuits for Sex Discrimination

    Another article published in the Chronicle of Higher Education today and written by Mary Ann Mason, co-director of the Berkeley Law Center on Health, Economic & Family Security, looks at how over the years women have won, and lost, lawsuits for tenure denial based on sex discrimination.   The laws are there: “Titl… Read More
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