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  • Simple, Great Advice for Those Seeking a Career in Science

    I’m not a consistent Twitterer, but I do maintain a Twitter feed as @SciCareerEditor.  Lately, I’ve been really busy and haven’t tweeted much, but when I checked in this morning I saw a tweet directed my way (by mentioning my twitter handle) from Sanford Buhrnam Medical Research Institute (@SanfordBurnham on Twitter), which h… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Expert Testimony Continues on Third Day of Harran Hearing

    California state investigator Brian Baudendistel continued his testimony on 20 November in the hearing to determine whether UCLA chemistry professor Patrick Harran will stand trial on felony charges of occupational safety violations that resulted in the death of Sheri Sangji. From a detailed summary of his statements during his first day testifying… Read More
  • Investigator Baudendistel Testifies in Second Day of Harran Hearing

    Brian Baudendistel, the California state investigator who wrote a damning report on the events leading to fire that fatally injured Sheri Sangji, testified on 19 November during the second day of the hearing to determine whether University of California-Los Angeles chemistry professor Patrick Harran will stand trial on felony charges arising from S… Read More
  • Hearing Underway to Determine Whether Harran Will Stand Trial in Sangji Death

    A hearing to determine whether UCLA professor Patrick Harran will stand trial on charges of felony violations of the California occupational safety law, in the events leading to the death of research assistant Sheri Sangji, began in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday, 16 November.  Dr. Peter Grossman of the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman… Read More
  • Newly Passed Whistleblower Act Strengthens Protections for Federal Scientists

    Shortly after returning for the lame duck session, the Senate on 13 November unanimously passed the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012, which the House passed some months ago. Now awaiting the president’s signature, the legislation “offers an array of new protections for [federal] employees who reliably report waste, fraud… Read More
  • Student Effort Highlights Adjuncts’ Lack of Health Insurance

    For more than 40% of American college faculty members–those who have part-time adjunct positions–obtaining medical insurance and paying for medical care can present serious challenges.  One example is Don Haussler, a “popular math instructor at  Kansas City Kansas Community College” (KCKCC) who urgently needs a hip… Read More
  • Recent Postdoctoral Professional Masters Grads Enjoy Almost Full Employment

    Almost two years ago, Science Careers reported on the first graduates to receive the Postdoctoral Professional Masters degree from the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, California.   At that time, all four members of the initial class had landed well-paying jobs.   Since then, alumni of the innovative one-year program, which tra… Read More
  • ACS Webinar on the Glut of Doctoral Scientists

    We don’t often post about upcoming events, but today two events have caught my attention: the New York work-life lecture by Alice Huang and, now, an American Chemical Society webinar, Doctoral Glut Dilemma: Are There Solutions? Just as with the Huang event, what caught my attention is the personnel: If I were to select a… Read More