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  • Alternative Careers

    EU Prize for Women Scientist-Innovators

    The European Union is inviting applications for its first EU Prizes for Women Innovators, which will reward three women entrepreneurs for their “innovative work in any field or business.” To be eligible, women entrepreneurs must be residing in the EU or an associated country and have founded or co-founded a company before 1 January… Read More
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    Toward Gender Equality in Science

    Nathalie Pettorelli and Seirian Sumner — two behavioral and population ecologists, both research fellows at the Institute of Zoology in London — argue in the Guardian Higher Education Network that what is needed for greater gender equality in science is not to attract more girls to science, but rather to help more wo… Read More
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    Call for ERC Starting Grants Now Open

    The European Research Council (ERC) today launched its fifth call for the ERC Starting Grants, which are designed to support outstanding early-career scientists as they set up or consolidate their independent research teams in Europe. Awarded annually, the ERC Starting Grants scheme gives early-career scientists up to €2… Read More
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    Training Opportunities for Innovation in Spain

    The Spanish Ministries for Science and Innovation and for Labor and Immigration today announced that they will jointly fund the initial training in research, development, and innovation of Ph.D.-holders and university graduates after recruitment by industry. The program is part of a national effort to boost innova… Read More
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    Retirement Incentives and Legal Issues

    Last Tuesday, the American Council on Education (ACE) released a report on the legal issues surrounding faculty retirement in U.S. higher education institutions.  While tenured faculty in the United States are free to choose when to retire (since mandatory retirement was abolished in 1994), higher-education institutions may offer retireme… Read More
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    Time to Buy a House?

    Buying a house is one of those life decisions that can have great repercussions, for good and bad, on a scientific career. It may for example be very tempting for new Ph.D. graduates to buy a house as soon as they get their first position, but they would be well-advised to hang on just a little… Read More
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    Alternatives to PowerPoint?

    Microsoft’s presentation software — PowerPoint — is almost universally used at scientific (and other) conferences, but not everyone is a fan. Many scientists have criticized PowerPoint’s static and often overcrowded bullet points. As reported by Peter Sayer in an article published yesterday in CIO magazine, Sw… Read More
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    Flat Job Trends in the Global Chemical Industry

    According to an analysis article published yesterday by Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), job trends in the global chemical industry remained flat in 2010. C&EN reports that in 2010 the U.S. chemical industry workforce fell by 2.5% — representing 20,000 jobs — following an average loss of 2.0% per year… Read More
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    Quick Facts on STEM Graduates’ Motivations and Aspirations

    A recent study of how well prepared science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) graduates in the United Kingdom feel when looking for a job, and of what motivates them, revealed that: Graduates find extra-curricular activities to be the best way to develop their competencies outside of their degree.  STEM graduates feel least… Read More
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    Spanish Young Investigators Denounce Delays

    The Spanish Federation of Young Investigators (FJI)/Precarios today denounced delays and errors in the allocation of international fellowships for Spanish postdocs. “The terrible management of the postdoctoral grants maintains more than a thousand young investigators in an unsustainable situation,” says the press release  Read More