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  • Blogging SACNAS

    Today and tomorrow I’m in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 35th annual meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. This morning over breakfast, the first keynote speaker of the day offered some advice that, though it’s hardly new, is worth repeating. Mary K. Beckerle, a prominent cancer… Read More
  • Clayman Institute Report on Dual Career Couples

    Before joining the Science Careers team, I earned my PhD in Women Studies from the University of Washington, where I studied women and dual-career couples in the sciences.  In addition to posting here about the outreach program, I’ll also post occasionally about topics related to my research. At the end of August, scholars at the… Read More
  • STEM Talent 2008: A Symposium and Career Fair for Postdocs in the Capital Region

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  • Two Strikes, You’re Out at NIH

    The National Institutes of Health announced this morning that starting after the 25 January 2009 submission date, NIH will begin considering ONLY ONE RESUBMISSION. After that, a proposal will be regarded as new and assigned a new number. Second "amendments" will no longer be considered. Reportedly, NIH has been considering a move like thi… Read More
  • Oil and Gas a Bright Spot in a Dismal Jobs Report

    In an otherwise dismal report from the Bureau of Labor statistics, one bright spot was in the oil and gas extraction industry, which added 8000 jobs in September. Oil and gas extraction has added 241,000 jobs since April 2003. Only a small fraction of those jobs are for scientists, of course, but that’s still a… Read More
  • Big R&D Job Cuts at GlaxoSmithKline

    Reuters/International Herald Tribune and the Wall Street Journal (subscription required for WSJ access) are reporting that GlaxoSmithKline intends to cut 850 research and development (R&D) jobs in the United States and the United Kingdom–6% of Glaxo’s R&D staff. These job cuts are on top of 350 announced earlier this year, meani… Read More
  • Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory

    This morning I bumped into a very interesting interview of Emily Monosson, a trained toxicologist and mother of two who gathered the personal experiences of 34 fellow female scientists balancing work and family into a book–Motherhood, the Elephant in the Laboratory: Women Scientists Speak Out–published last May. In the interview, which… Read More
  • Apply Your Science to Serve Society

    AAAS has announced the next round of its Science and Technology Policy fellowships, a truly excellent program and amazing opportunity for those interested in career transitions. Hence the following longer-than-usual post: For 35 years, the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships have provided scientists and engineers with a unique opportun… Read More
  • Weird Science

    Why is it that the really cool-sounding research–the stuff of comic books and science-fiction novels–comes out of the Department of Defense? Anyway, that’s the way it seems sometimes–apart, I suppose from some of the quantum weirdness physicists often study. Here’s the latest example of what I mean, via a press release… Read More
  • Better Living through Star Wars

    Though it’s not precisely a career-development course, a new course offered by Queens University Belfast leans in that direction and sounds it might actually do some good for job-seekers and aspiring professionals. I’m serious. ‘Feel the Force: How to Train in the Jedi Way’ teaches the "real-life psychological technique… Read More