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  • 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
  • An Interesting New York Work-Life Event, with Alice Huang

    Those of you in the New York area with interest in science and work-life balance will be interested in this event scheduled for Friday evening, 9 November. Alice Huang will be presenting a lecture, “Life Lessons and Work-Life Balance,” followed by a networking reception, at New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Bio… Read More
  • A Visit to an “Emerald City” of Science

    Across the country, academic scientists are struggling with tight budgets for equipment and staff. In the North Carolina Piedmont town of Kannapolis, however, researchers affiliated with half a dozen universities and several corporations work in bright, modern laboratory buildings whose decor, equipment, and scientific resources verge on the lavish… Read More
  • Postdocs: Please Participate in NPA’s Annual Postdoctoral Survey

    The National Postdoctoral Association has extended the deadline for its 2012 Survey of Postdoctoral Scholars until 12 November. The information collected in such surveys is vital to understanding and improving the training postdocs receive and the context they work in, so please participate. Read More
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    IBM grant to prep Chicago high-schoolers for tech jobs

    Yesterday, IBM announced that the city of Chicago would receive a $400,000 grant to transform the curricula of five high schools into technology-focused learning programs, in an effort to prepare those students for tech jobs — after high school. Few details about the new programs are set yet, IBM spokesperson Lisa Lanspery tells Science  Read More
  • Foreign Policy Fellowships for Physical Scientists

    Have you ever wished you could put your scientific expertise to work in the field of foreign affairs by working on one of the many international issues that relate to science?  If so, and if your training is in the physics (or a related field), the American Institute of Physics (AIP) State Department Science Fellowship… Read More
  • The Rennaissance Man

    There’s a great post by Ed Yong at Discover’s Not Exactly Rocket Science about Erez Lieberman Aiden, a polymath scientist who, at 31, has a joint appointment between Harvard and MIT. I wish we had published it. On Twitter: @SciCareerEditor… Read More