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Posts tagged with "Elisabeth Pain"

  • Academic Careers

    Family Stories in Scientific Presentations

    Maybe I’ve just not been to the right conferences before, but it has always seemed to me that references to personal life don’t fit well in the context of scientific conferences. But here in Dublin at ESOF 2012 I have seen several speakers use examples drawn from family life to convey a scientific message or concept. Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Career Advice from a Scientist-Turned-Science Minister

    Last time I talked to Romanian chemist Daniel Funeriu, he was a group leader in chemical biology at the Technical University of Munich in Germany and vice-president of the Romanian presidential commission for science and education. This was 2009 when I was researching an article as part of a Science Careers feature examining how science… Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    Kick-off Day at ESOF 2012 in Dublin

    Today saw the launch of the 5th Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF), a pan-European and biannual conference mixing science, technology, society, and culture that this year is being held in Dublin, Ireland between 11 and 15 July.  The opening keynote address was given by Jules Hoffmann, a professor of immunology at the University of Strasbourg and… Read More
  • Alternative Careers

    Science Writing Competition Open

    When aspiring science writers ask me for advice on how to make the transition from the lab to the press room, I often say that a great way to get started is to take part in writing competitions. With so much else going on, it can be hard for early-career scientists to find a focus… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    EU Consultation on Immigration Rules

    The European Commission is running a consultation on how to improve immigration rules on the entry and residence of non-EU-national researchers, students, unremunerated trainees, and volunteers in Europe. You may offer your views whatever your citizenship and current situation. “Questions regarding visa, EU mobility rules, or labour mark… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    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
  • Academic Careers

    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
  • Academic Careers

    A Video and a Petition for Spanish Science

    The Spanish Federation of Young Investigators (FJI/Precarios) is looking for volunteers to produce a video contrasting the situation of Spanish scientists abroad and at home. As reported recently on Science Careers, early-career scientists in Spain are concerned that the current economic context and forthcoming funding cuts are likely to derail the… Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    No Pay Threshold for Overseas Scientists to Stay in the United Kingdom

    Today, the United Kingdom Home Office announced stricter rules that will make it more difficult for holders of temporary work visas to settle in the U.K. after 6 years of residence — but they made an exception for scientists. “Exceptionally talented people, investors and entrepreneurs will continue to have the option to stay, while… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    When Encouraging Women to Compete Everyone Wins

    One of the approaches tried over the years to help women access the higher rungs of the political, business, and academic career ladders have been “affirmative action programs,” where women are given an advantage when competing for promotion. Such measures have been controversial, however, with critics alleging that they hamper the chan… Read More