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    June 03, 2005

    Italian Universities Raise Their Fists

    At the core of the current draft bill is the very contentious and still-debated intention to eliminate the permanent position of
    ricercatore, and replace it with the new and untenured
    aggiunto professorship.

    June 03, 2005

    Postdocs at the Tipping Point

    "Those who favor such changes, including forward-looking policy makers, administrators, and postdocs themselves, need a strong advocate—such as the NPA—to pressure these organizations to push these changes through."

    May 27, 2005

    Our Community: MiSciNet Campus Reps

    Using their own words, MiSciNet is proud to feature a few of these extraordinary ambassadors of science.

    May 20, 2005

    Science Writing: Some Tips for Beginners

    There's another good reason why advanced scientific training is advantageous: It can make you a better journalist.

    May 20, 2005

    Starting a Career in Science Writing

    We asked, they answered, and we wrote it down.

    May 20, 2005

    Freelancer's Business Start-Up Kit

    Business will not come to you; you have to go out and make it rain.

    May 20, 2005

    Science Writing: What are the Markets?

    Irrespective of the market science writers aim for, Merlin Goldman stresses doing your homework before sending in your piece: "Get examples, look at them carefully, pitch style correctly, and get it right the first time."

    May 20, 2005

    Harvard Pledges $50 Million to Boost Diversity

    The initiative will tackle all aspects of gender and minority issues, from the safety of women working late at night at research labs to the need for a high-level advocate within the Harvard administration.

    May 20, 2005

    Managing Your Adviser

    "You don't have to like or admire your boss, nor do you have to hate him. You do have to manage him, however, so that he becomes your resource for achievement, accomplishment, and personal success." --Peter Drucker

    May 13, 2005

    Academic Scientists at Work: To Fund or Not to Fund

    Careful planning is crucial if you're going to complete your reviews and still have time to get your own work done.

    May 06, 2005

    Timbuktu Academy: Mentoring Future Scientists

    Established in 1990 with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Louisiana Board of Regents, the Timbuktu Academy is an award-winning mentoring program for underrepresented minorities in STEM fields.

    May 06, 2005

    Workshop for Early-Career Scientists, 15 June 2005, Warsaw

    May 06, 2005

    Three Reports Tackle the Postdoc Mess

    The glue holding together the two parts of the increasingly creaky system—and the rationale for thousands of men and women with a decade or more of university study to accept salaries that according to the Sigma Xi data average $38,000 ($7000 less than the average earnings of a similarly aged college graduate)—is the widespread but usually futile hope of becoming an independent university researcher.

    April 29, 2005

    When You're Shy, All the World's a Stage

    Shyness can easily be mistaken for aloofness, coldness, or disinterest. So make the extra effort to smile and to make eye contact to help put the other person at ease.

    April 29, 2005

    Not Your Father's Postdoc

    "The number one thing that every postdoc needs to think about is what they want to do when they grow up." - Ida Chow, executive officer of the Society of Developmental Biology

    April 22, 2005

    Japan Mulls Workforce Goals for Women

    The idea is to encourage authorities into lifting Japan from last place among industrialized nations in the employment of women scientists.

    April 15, 2005

    Tooling Up: Urban Legends of the Job Search

    When delivering a job talk in industry, you need to remember why you are there and focus on the expectations of the audience.

    April 15, 2005

    Technostarters - Chair of Success

    I've also learned that entrepreneurship is not about the pursuit of fast money; it's about achieving a long-sought personal goal.

    April 15, 2005

    Keys to Independence in the UK and Ireland