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  • Editor's Blog

    Convince Them That You Really Want the Job

    There’s really nothing new in this Chronicle of Higher Education article–we’ve been offering similar advice forever–but reminders are always welcome of the importance of convincing a potential employer that you’re eager for–even passionate about–the opportunity. This goes for industry jobs at least as… Read More
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    An Interview with Albert Einstein on Science Careers

    Introduction Albert Einstein (1879-1955) is widely regarded as the father of modern physics. For those of us old enough to have seen him in person, listen to him speak in public or on the radio, and read his writings when they were current, these memories are precious. In addition to being a great theoretical physicist he… Read More
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    Seeking Anxious Scientists

    For an upcoming Mind Matters column for Science Careers, psychologist/writer Irene Levine is seeking stories from scientists and science trainees  about the impact anxiety has had on their professional productivity. When do you get anxious? What symptoms do you experience? How has it affected your work? How do you deal with it? Has anxiety had… Read More
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    From the Nobel Prize to Third World Medicine: An Interview With Peter Agre

    Physician-scientist Peter Agre’s biggest research contribution to date is his discovery of aquaporins, the proteins that regulate and facilitate the transport of water molecules across cell membranes. Aquaporins are important in physiological processes such as kidney concentration and spinal fluid secretion, and play a role in several disease… Read More
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    Partnering with non-scientists: It’s not all or nothing

    Recently, A Science Careers story by Susan Gaidos profiled several researchers who have pioneered methods for gathering data with the help of non-scientists. Of course, not all contacts between scientists and knowledgeable non-scientists are as well coordinated as those. In fact, serendipitous, fleeting encounters can still be quite rewarding for r… Read More
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    Swedish Researcher Makes Sports and Science Headlines

    It’s pretty common for a scientist who participates in a press conference to appear in a news article that same day. And that was indeed the case for Elin Ekblom-Bak, who presented her ongoing work on the possible detrimental health effects of sitting for prolonged periods at a July 4 satellite event at the Euroscience… Read More
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    To Ink or Not to Ink

    The Jobacle blog today discusses the career implications of getting a tattoo. Sporting a colorful design somewhere on one’s body has become much more common than it used to be, but what kind of message does that send to a potential employer when you walk into an interview? If your tattoo is visible, as opposed… Read More
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    Interview: Linda Bartoshuk

    Even if you haven’t heard of Linda Bartoshuk, you probably have heard of her research. Now a professor at the University of Florida, Gainsville, Bartoshuk coined the term “supertasters” to describe the 25 percent of the population who have an unusually high number of taste buds,  affecting how food tastes. She has spent nearl… Read More