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  • A Scientist Becomes a Social Entrepreneur — In Science

    Nina Dudnik, a molecular biologist from Harvard, is the founder and CEO of the Boston-based Seeding Labs. The non-profit organization tries to bridge the resource gap between research labs in the U.S. and the developing world, starting with lab equipment. Dudnik is on the Massachusetts High Tech council’s list of women to watch in 2011. Read More
  • Questions About Equipment Safety

    The untimely death of Yale senior Michele Dufault in an incident in a university machine shop has shocked the scientific world.  Until investigations are complete, the exact cause of this calamity cannot be known.  In the meantime, however, many research institutions — and, one hopes, the people who work in them — are looking… Read More
  • In Australia, Research Cuts Threaten to Push Research Stars into Exile

    In an op-ed in the Australian newspaper The Age, Peter C. Doherty, who (with Rolf M. Zinkernagel) won the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, argues that “rumoured” budget cuts in Australia are likely to send star Australian researchers into exile. The cuts to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) budget, said… Read More
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    Thinking of texting a co-worker after hours? Does sex matter?

    For many of us, technology has blurred the boundaries between work and home. Some colleagues check their e-mail the minute they get home from the office; others sleep with a smart phone on their nightstand. (Me: I’m not saying.) But the etiquette in deciding whether to contact someone at home or after hours — by… Read More
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    Biologist behind “Mompetition” videos

    There’s a new word going around to describe the rivalry that mothers feel toward one another: “mompetition.” It’s elucidated in a hilarious new series of viral cartoons, in which an uptight mom and a laid-back mom try to one-up each other on the playground. If the charged dialogues bear a resemblance — in tone, if… Read More
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    Webinar Tomorrow: Mentoring Early Career Scientists

    Tomorrow, the Science Careers team will be recording another webinar for our Science Careers webinar series.  Join us to learn more about mentoring and advising the next generation of scientists. Here are the details: Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 Time: 12 noon Eastern, 9 a.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. GMT One of scientists’ important roles, wheth… Read More
  • Re: Taking Issue with “After the Fall of the Wall”

    We are grateful to Mr. Richmond for his feedback on our coverage of the changes in science in Eastern Europe since 1989. Many official exchange programs were indeed in place between the East and the West in the decades preceding the fall of the Berlin Wall — not just with the Soviet Union, as Richmond describes… Read More
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    Preparing for Behavioral Interviews

    Among the toughest interview questions faced by professional-level job hunters are the ones asking about the applicant’s handling of past problems or situations. This kind of interviewing, often called behavioral interviewing, is based on the premise that past behavior is a good predictor of future behavior. It offers managers a way of judgin… Read More
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    Nailing the Video Interview

    If you apply for a job in another city and are among the finalists for the position, don’t be surprised if the employer asks you to take part in a video-conference interview rather than the traditional face-to-face session. Time Magazine this week offers tips to job-hunters who get face time with prospective employers over a… Read More
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    Tips for Finding Consulting Work

    For scientists and engineers between jobs, or for those with jobs but who may have some spare time, consulting work can keep skills sharp and morale high, and put a little coin in your pocket. Finding customers for your consulting practice, however, takes the same professionalism and perseverance as finding a job, Sital Ruparelia explains… Read More