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Posts tagged with "Elisabeth Pain"

  • Academic Careers

    Researchers See Many Benefits from Collaborating with Patients’ Associations

    A survey carried out at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) suggests that the majority of researchers see interacting with patients’ associations in a positive light. The preliminary results were presented today at the French senate as part of a conference gathering INSERM and patients’ associations. Read More
  • Academic Careers

    New Measures to Promote Gender Equality in France

    Yesterday, the French government announced the adoption of a charter aimed at helping France reach true gender equality in higher education. The “Charter for Equality” (link goes to PDF) was put together by the Conference of University Presidents (CPU), the Conference of Grandes Ecoles (CGE), and the Conference of the Directors of Frenc… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Scientific Misconduct, Career Stage, and Gender Bias

    A new study that looked at data from the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI) found that scientific misconduct occurs all along the academic career ladder, and that male researchers are more likely to engage in misconduct than their female counterparts. In the study, which was published today in the online open-access journal mBio®, Ferric… Read More
  • Elisabeth Pain

    Physics Students Shoot a Zombie Movie at CERN

    Last month, Science Careers profiled three young scientists who contributed to proving the existence of the long-sought Higgs Boson, at the European particle physics laboratory (CERN) near Geneva, Switzerland. Science declared the discovery the Breakthrough of the Year for 2012. But this isn’t the only thing young scientists at CERN have been… Read More
  • Alternative Careers

    Rising Job Prospects in U.K. Companies

    In their latest sampling of U.K. industry, released today, business lobbying organization CBI and recruitment specialists Harvey Nash have found a cautious but continuing trend toward growing employment, with job prospects looking especially good for highly-trained people and college graduates. Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Individual Professional Development Plans for Careers in and Outside Academia

    There was, apparently, a brief moment in history when almost everyone who entered a Ph.D. program ended up in a faculty position shortly after graduation. That moment is long past: Today it takes years of postdoctoral experience before most Ph.D.s can compete for a faculty job, and those jobs are now so scarce that the… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    New ERC Starting Grants

    The European Research Council (ERC) today announced the results of the fifth funding round of its Starting Grants. According to an ERC press release, this year 536 early-career researchers have been selected to share almost €800 million to establish their independent labs in Europe. Starting in 2007, the ERC has been offering grants of… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    A Peer Review Guide, and a Consortium of Research Staff Associations

    Two more interesting developments that were announced at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) in Dublin are the publication of a peer review guide for young researchers and the launch of a global umbrella organization for research staff associations.   Produced by Sense About Science’s Voice of Young Science (VoYS) network, Peer review… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Opportunities for U.S.-based Scientists to Spend Time in European Labs

    As announced last Friday during the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) in Dublin, and reported by our colleagues on Science Now, the U.S. National Science Foundation and the European Commission are putting in place a new initiative to help young scientists across the two sides of the Atlantic enter closer research collaborations. The idea… Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Preliminary Results of Euroscience Survey

    On 16 April th ;European non-profit researchers’ association Euroscience launched a survey exploring the working conditions and career development of young researchers. The aim: to fill in gaps in comparable data across European countries to better identify the career needs of young researchers and help improve their situations. So far,… Read More