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  • Michael Price

    Online Ads: Scientists’ Job Prospects Stronger than Others’

    The Conference Board Help Wanted Online (HWOL) Data Series, which examines employment statistics by looking at job recruitment classified ads, today released its findings for the month of October 2011. The total number of vacancies posted on job recruitment and classifieds Web sites fell by 13,600 during the month of October, which follows dro… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Halloween Help for Job Seekers

    Just in time for the annual celebration of synthetic spookiness, Cheryl Reed and Dawn M. Formo, two professors who’ve written a book about the academic job search, offer advice on dealing with something truly scary: the academic job interview. In an essay at Inside Higher Ed, they expand an observation by Stephen King, the, well, ki… Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    Aging: A Perspective from a 65-year-old Professor

    In a column published yesterday in The Chronicle of Higher Education, William Ian Miller, a 65-year-old professor at the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, discusses the effects of aging on his scholarly performance. This later career stage — where one is confronted with additional difficulties to staying productive and,&nbs… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Got an Idea for an Experiment That’s Out of this World (or Should Be)?

    Are you a student (graduate or undergraduate) with an idea for an experiment that really should take place in space? If so, the opportunity to fly your research to the “edge of space” may just have arrived.  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced a competition for research slots on its balloon-borne… Read More
  • Editor's Blog

    Finding Where You Fit

    In a recent BioTechniques (Vol. 51, No. 4), Kristie Nybo interviews Barry Honig, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, all at Columbia University. Honig has made important contributions to the development of tools for str… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Competition Opens for 2012 Kauffman Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards

    Again this year, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association have teamed up to offer the Kauffman Foundation Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Awards with prizes totaling $12,500.   Present or former postdocs at U.S. institutions who have founded or are in the process of founding a company to commercialize research r… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    Lab Fire at UCLA Extinguished After 50 Minutes

    Almost 150 firefighters spent 50 minutes on Tuesday bringing under control a fire in a lab at the Center for Health Sciences of the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), reports the Los Angeles Times. The blaze, which apparently caused no injuries, reportedly occurred in a lab containing hazardous materials. Since the 2009 death of Sheri… Read More
  • Editor's Blog

    Lots of Two-Career Scientist Couples

    I’m attending the Michigan regional meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association. At a reception last night, I was sitting with four scientists; of the five of us, four had interesting scientist-spouse-related stories: A chancellor’s spouse had been an enzymologist, became a cancer researcher, and just finished law school to become… Read More
  • Editor's Blog

    NextGen Voices: Future of a Generation

    What will the future of science look like? How will your generation mold the way science is practiced? Have ideas? Young scientists, we want to hear from you! Add your voice to the pages of Science by answering this question: How will the practice of science change in your lifetime?  What will improve and what… Read More
  • Beryl Lieff Benderly

    New Chemical Safety Board Report Could Be the Lab-Safety Turning Point

    In February 2010, we reported that the United States Chemical Safety Board (CSB) was undertaking its first-ever look at the safety situation in academic labs after one explosion critically injured and maimed a graduate student at Texas Tech University (TTU) and another, not long before, killed a technician at the University of California-Los A… Read More