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  • ‘A.S.’ on Collaborations

    ‘AS’ has posted a message on the discussion forum on the subject of collaborations and the skills required to be effective in collaborative work. The forum is frequently very valuable and always worth reading, but occasionally a post has special merit and deserves wider attention. This is one of them.     &n… Read More
  • What’s the Alternative?

    Leaving the bench doesn’t mean leaving science. That was the general consensus among the panelists at Friday’s alternative careers symposium for life-science postdocs in Cambridge, United Kingdom, sponsored by and the University of Cambridge Careers Service. "I read journals and talk to scientists every day–… Read More
  • “Opportunities” and Making an Impact

    I recently interviewed Dennis Gillings, the founder of Quintiles Transnational, a contract pharmaceutical-services firm that now employs 16,000 people in 50-plus countries on six continents. Gillings just pledged $50 million to the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina (UNC), where he was a faculty member before starting Quint… Read More