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  • Academic Careers

    Aging Research Conference for Young Scientists

    Throughout the month of May, Science Careers published a feature series exploring academic careers in healthy aging research. We profiled several researchers studying how to help people age successfully and independently, from the perspective of genetics, sociology and psychology, engineering, and neurology. If you’re an early-caree… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    The Value of Engaging with the Public

    Research Councils UK (RCUK) have just released a video showing how the public can benefit from interacting with researchers, and how researchers can benefit from engaging with the public.  The 7-minute movie includes interviews with researchers and members of the public during a public debate about future energy scenarios held as part of… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Matching Scientists with Adventurers

    Gregg Treinish, a man whose hiking credentials include a stroll along most of the Andes, took part in the Appalachian Trail Days event last weekend with an unusual sense of purpose. On a previous hike, he “felt selfish and … realized that was a shared feeling amongst hikers and mountaineers,” Treinish says.  That feeling, tog… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Contributions Wanted for Study on Openness in Science

    On Friday the British Royal Society launched a study to look at how the scientific community can best manage scientific information to improve research quality and boost public trust. The study, named ‘Science as a public enterprise: opening up scientific information‘, will look at issues like how to make scientific informatio… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Peer Support Could Be Good for Your Health

    Getting along with your colleagues may not only be good for your work satisfaction and productivity, it could be good for your health, too. That’s according to a new study, published in the May issue of Health Psychology, that looked at the medical history of more than 800 people working in finance, insurance, public services, healt… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    European Peer Review Guide for Research Grants

    The European Science Foundation (ESF) today released a document expressing basic core principles and good practice guidelines for the peer review of funding proposals. The European Peer Review Guide (links to PDF) is intended mainly to help European funding bodies improve and harmonize their peer review procedures, but young scientists can lea… Read More
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    Vitae’s Professional Development Planner

    Developing into a successful researcher takes much more than learning science. Yes, it requires you to gain technical skills and knowledge in your field. But it also requires some less tangible attributes: an ability to see the bigger picture and to work well with others, an understanding of professional and ethical standards, and many other… Read More
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    Shorter Permit Procedures for Foreign Scientists to Work in Spain

    The Spanish Minister of Science and Innovation (MICINN) announced earlier this week that non-European visiting scientists will now be able to obtain residence and work permits within 45 days instead of the current 90. To get such a permit, you first need to find and sign a hosting agreement with an accredited university, national research… Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    Skill Shortage in German Industry

    In an article published on University World News at the end of March, two German industry organizations claim that German industry is facing an acute shortage of scientists and engineers. The two organizations are the Confederation of German Industry (BDI), which describes itself as “the voice of German industry” and claims to represent… Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    How Would You Name It?

    The European Commission has been scratching its head about what to call the new EU research and innovation funding program. They’re asking for help. The new funding program will replace the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) after 2013. Provided you’re not an employee of one of the European institutions or a direct family… Read More
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