20 octobre 2017

The human cost of the pressures of postdoctoral research

The Guardian homeA paper on conformal algebra has recently caused a stir on social media. Not because of the science, but rather the heartfelt plea in the acknowledgements. More...

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13 octobre 2017

Calling Attention to a Postdoc's Struggles and Suicide

HomeBy Nick Roll. Author of a scientific paper fought for years to find a journal to accept his work, which has an acknowledgments section that includes a tribute to a colleague. More...

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10 octobre 2017

Fair Game?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. PETA goes after a Yale postdoc for her research on birds, and some academics cry foul. More...

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08 octobre 2017

Making the Most of Your Postdoc

HomeVictoria Reyes gives six tips for ensuring you have a valuable and successful experience. More...

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16 juillet 2017

Landing a Postdoctoral Fellowship

HomeWhile securing one is becoming increasingly difficult, Keisha N. Blain offers several strategies to improve your odds of success. More...

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13 juillet 2017

Helping Postdocs With Children

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Postdoctoral fellows hopefully enjoy close mentor-mentee relationships with the principal investigators on their research grants. Few would probably expect those investigators to show up at the hospital after a baby arrived, asking when they planned to return to the lab, however. Yet that’s what happened to one survey participant in a new study on parent postdocs from the National Postdoctoral Association and the Pregnant Scholar project of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California, Hastings. More...

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14 avril 2017

New programme offers support to postdoctoral scientists

By Sam Otieno. African universities are set to benefit from a new US$2 million programme which will train postdoctoral researchers to support globally competitive research aimed at the creation of knowledge-based economies on the continent. More...

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13 mars 2017

Number of Postdocs Holds Steady, but Fields Shift

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The number of postdoctoral researchers at American universities held steady in 2015, with a majority of the positions still in the biomedical sciences and clinical medicine. But the proportion of all postdocs who were in those fields continued to decline, while those in neuroscience, engineering and the social sciences increased, according to new data from the National Science Foundation. Read more...

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25 janvier 2017

Top 4 Reasons Professionals Help Students and Postdocs

HomeBy Thomas Magaldi. Students and postdocs should not be wary of asking for help from professionals in their network, argues Thomas Magaldi, as they provide those professionals certain valuable assets. Read more...

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24 janvier 2017

Study: Biomedical Postdocs Might Not Be Worth It

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Postdoctoral positions in the biomedical sciences are now considered almost a prerequisite for a permanent position in the field. But a new study published in Nature Biotechnology suggests that postdoc stints don’t yield positive returns in the labor market and likely cost graduates three years’ worth of salary in their first 15 years of work. Read more...

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