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Posts tagged with "Elisabeth Pain"

  • Academic Careers

    Dance Your Ph.D.

    It’s official: The 2011 ‘Dance your Ph.D.’ contest is now on. Launched by the “Gonzo Scientist” (Science columnist John Bohannon) and sponsored by Science, the annual contest challenges scientists to explain their doctoral work to a lay audience through the medium of dance. Scientists from any discipline with… Read More
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    Working Well with Journal Editors

    Tseen Khoo, a research grant developer at a Melbourne university with 5 years’ experience editing an academic journal, gives some tips on how to deal with journal editors on The Research Whisperer blog.  Khoo’s blog post “is a plea for a basic level of etiquette when submitting your work for consideration,” sh… Read More
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    The Small Print in Industry-Sponsored Journal Articles

    Alastair Matheson, a science studies scholar based in the United Kingdom and Canada with more than 15 years’ experience as a freelance consultant and medical writer for pharmaceuticals and medical communications companies, takes an uncompromising look at industry’s unethical publication practices in this week’s issue of… Read More
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    The Ethical Conflicts of a Medical Writing Career

    This week’s PLoS Medicine offers a rare personal account of the ethical conflicts that can come with a medical writing career. The account was provided by Linda Logdberg, who worked as a medical writer for medical communications companies for 11 years, performing writing jobs contracted by pharmaceutical, biomedical, and medica… Read More
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    Cutting Back on Family Aspirations

    An article published today on Inside Higher Ed reports new findings on how scientific careers affect family decisions. “Nearly half of female faculty members in top science departments wish they’d had more children, but didn’t because of their careers, while about a quarter of their male counterparts feel the same way,” the… Read More
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    Study: Nepotism Widespread in Italy

    Anecdotally, cases of nepotism in Italian academic institutions appear to abound, but just how widespread the phenomenon is has been difficult to pin down. A statistical study published today in PLoS One suggests that nepotistic practices are rampant in Italy, with medicine and industrial engineering among the most inbred disciplines… Read More
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    New U.K. Visas for Exceptional Talent

    Between 9 August 2011 and 31 March 2012, the United Kingdom intends to give as many as 1000 visas to “exceptionally talented leaders in the fields of science, humanities, engineering and the arts,” in a new visa category: Tier 1 (Exceptional talent). The announcement was made by the UK Border Agency on 20 July. Read More
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    Support for Scientists with Dyslexia

    The Careers blog for postgraduates from the United Kingdom’s University of Salford yesterday published an entry highlighting the writing, memory, and organizational difficulties faced by students with dyslexia. The entry was prompted by word circulating in social media about a series of videos produced by Emma Jefferies on how she coped with… Read More
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    From Invention to Commercialization

    Moving from invention to commercializing it is a tough process, one for which scientists are often ill-prepared. In an article published yesterday on physicsworld.com, Ph.D.-holder and licensed patent law practitioner Nadya Reingand offers academics practical advice on whether and how to embark on the process.  In her artic… Read More
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    Apps as Academic Tools

    An article published today in The Times Higher Education discusses how apps developed for smartphones are becoming increasingly valuable for academics in their jobs. “As well as research, apps are being used by academics to help with teaching and administration, and as a new way to engage with the public,” writes Times Higher Educa… Read More
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