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    Science, Engineering Job Ads Increase in May; Health, Education Jobs Falter

    The number of online job advertisements for science and engineering staff increased in May 2010, but ads for related jobs in health care and education declined, according to data released Wednesday by The Conference Board. In April, the ratio of unemployed scientists and engineers competing for jobs posted online stayed about the same as the… Read More
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    Science Careers Interviewee Explodes on Philadelphia TV

    In March 2006, Science Careers interviewed Ken Fink as part of a feature on teaching science as a career. Fink, who started a company that offers science education outside the classroom, seemed to having a blast at this kind of work when we first talked to him. An extended news segment on Philadelphia’s NBC affiliate… Read More
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    Starting a Business When Employed

    Careers blogger and Wall Street Journal contributor Alexandra Levitt this week poses a question faced by a few budding entrepreneurs: Should I start a new business while working at my current job? For some academic scientists, starting a business is often a question of “when”, not “if”. Many university campuses have technolo… Read More
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    Should You Take That (Less-Than-Ideal) Job Offer?

    On the Secrets of the Job Hunt blog today, Hannah Morgan advises job seekers who have been offered a job that is less than what they hoped for when the job search started. Her post outlines a systematic method of evaluating job offers. Morgan provides three sets of criteria for deciding whether to accept the… Read More
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    More Incentives for Small Businesses to Start Wellness Programs

    Among the provisions in the 2010 health care bill — officially, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — is one that offers grants to help small companies to start wellness programs for employees and offer rebates on health insurance for staff who enroll.  If they need more reasons, a study shows that wellness programs… Read More
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    Craig Venter: A Product of Veterans’ Education and Community Colleges

    Yesterday’s big science news — the creation of a bacteria cell with a synthesized genome — comes from the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, Maryland, and San Diego, California. Craig Venter himself is already a scientific legend due to his role in the sequencing of the human genome. But one aspect of his story… Read More
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    New Online Service Aims to Connect Interns to Startups

    Students and recent grads hunting for internships often have problems finding internship opportunities, unless they are advertised on campus, broken out separately on job boards, or discussed in Science Careers. At the same time, many entrepreneurial companies can be a good source of experience for interns — but they may not have the recruiti… Read More
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    Seminars for Postdocs on Research Opportunities in India

    Anuradha Lohia, CEO of the India Alliance, will lead a series of seminars next month in the U.S. on biomedical, clinical, and public health research opportunities for postdocs in India. The India Alliance is a partnership between India’s Department of Biotechnology and the Wellcome Trust in the United Kingdom, formed in 2008. Lohia’s se… Read More
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    Mexican Researchers Cancel Arizona Exchange Program

    According to the Arizona Republic, two universities in Mexico canceled their academic exchange programs with University of Arizona (UA) as a result of a new Arizona law that allows police to question individuals they feel might be in the U.S. illegally.  Among the canceled exchanges is a program for scientific researchers from the National Aut… Read More
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    Résumé Lessons from Real Estate Agents

    Louise Fletcher, résumé coach and career blogger, suggested last week adopting techniques from real estate sales to make your résumé stand out from its hundreds or thousands of competitors. Before you turn up your nose at the idea of scientists using such tactics, read Dave Jensen’s Science Careers column from last October, “Focus Y… Read More