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  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • Academic Careers

    Family Stories in Scientific Presentations

    Maybe I’ve just not been to the right conferences before, but it has always seemed to me that references to personal life don’t fit well in the context of scientific conferences. But here in Dublin at ESOF 2012 I have seen several speakers use examples drawn from family life to convey a scientific message or concept. Read More
  • Academic Careers

    Career Advice from a Scientist-Turned-Science Minister

    Last time I talked to Romanian chemist Daniel Funeriu, he was a group leader in chemical biology at the Technical University of Munich in Germany and vice-president of the Romanian presidential commission for science and education. This was 2009 when I was researching an article as part of a Science Careers feature examining how science… Read More