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    When to Talk (or Not) About Family

    Case No. 1: You’re an assistant professor, married with young children, at a small liberal-arts college… It’s been a long year, and you’re looking forward to… that long-neglected family vacation. Then your chair… announces that a senior colleague has unexpectedly retired: Can you cover her classes over the summer… Read More
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    Video on ERC Grantees

    The science video channel AthenaWeb features a nice documentary on several young researchers who have won Starting Grants from the European Research Council. The video, entitled ‘Bringing Great Ideas To Life: The European Research Council (ERC)‘ was supported with ERC funding. Science is “an attitude,” Fotis C. Kafatos… Read More
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    Career Boosters for Women and Minority Scientists

    Another Science Careers session held at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego last Friday afternoon aimed to give women and underrepresented minority scientists some practical tips on boosting their chances to get onto the next rung of the academic career ladder.  Instead of spinning a narrative, I’m just highlighing some of the… Read More
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    Getting Closer to the Clinic

    In a career session at the AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego yesterday, Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Training at UCSD School of Medicine Ajit Varki and Eric Topol, Director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, discussed job opportunities for Ph.D. scientists in clinical and translational research and related topics.   If I… Read More
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    Three Ways to Improve Your Scientific Writing Today

    In a career workshop at the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego Friday morning, Victoria McGovern of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund promised the audience three tips on how to improve their academic writing. But she gave many more than three.   McGovern kicked things off by inviting attendees to present their research to the person… Read More
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    Speed Networking Over Breakfast

    The first event I attented at the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting in San Diego was the Science Careers Speed Networking Breakfast hosted by Science Careers Outreach Project Director  Brianna Blaser. I had never taken part in speed networking before, neither in speed dating for that matter, and once I got into it I found the… Read More
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    If You Can’t See It, Mime It

    The January issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society includes an interesting article by Tim Chartier about the convergence of mime and mathematics in his professional life. Chartier obtained a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001, and is currently an Associate Professor of Mathematics at D… Read More
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    Giving Students a Greater Play in the Classroom

    The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published the story of how an undergraduate English teacher struck by a disability developed interactive ways to teach her students. Elaine Smokewood, a 54-year-old English professor at Oklahoma City University in the United States, was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease when she star… Read More
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    Blurring the line between formal event and informal post-event

    This morning I took part in a local career event organized by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) Barcelona and the Parc Científic Barcelona (PCB). This career event, entitled ‘Career progression in science — options beyond the bench’ took an unusual format that I think worked really well.  In a 1-hour sessi… Read More