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To learn my new trade, I took a 12-month course in journal editing.
At a certain point, I just learned to follow my heart in my career.
If you have the right science you have the truth, but if you have the right words you have the power--sometimes even to define a new truth.
Over the past 6 years, the Ontario government has moved decisively to lay the foundation for the development of a two-tiered system of postsecondary education.
Your boss seems to forget the fact that this wonderful graduate experience eventually needs to conclude ...
We must make it seem natural for male scientists to say, "I can't make that meeting, I have to pick up my kids"!
Unlike other environmental issues, air pollution crosses national borders. So to address these issues it is crucial for the governments and scientists from neighboring countries to work closely.
55% of researchers now work in departments of international standing, compared to 31% just 5 years ago.
"...we conclude that without significant policy intervention, the tournament market incentives will perpetuate the current structure, benefiting senior investigators at the expense of new entrants."
One major problem appears to be women's reluctance to put themselves forward, either for jobs in the first place, or for promotion.
Conveying facts was an easy task for me and I liked it much better than doing scientific research itself.
The high average graduation age in Germany remains a serious issue for young academics here.
Conflicts over data ownership and disclosure do occur, maybe more frequently than we'll ever know.
Ignorance is no defense.
Mentoring is an art that requires skills and attitude that are in short supply in this case.
"I'm fortunate in that the leading researchers in my field are with the institute, so not only do I get to know them, but they get to know me. That can only be beneficial when I seek future employment."
I find I am using a wider range of my skills as a picture editor than I did in the lab, which makes it more satisfying and less stressful.
"In the future, more attention will be paid to publications and whether the scientific goals are reached within the intended time."
--Rainer Paulenz, AWI
As science is a global endeavour, I believe I will continue to interact with researchers in different regions of the world when I return to Singapore.
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