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Why do clinical medicine and academic science—both expert labor markets—offer such different career outlooks?
French epidemiologist Emilie Counil studies the health implications of environmental and workplace carcinogen exposure to help inform health policies.
"If we really want to have high-quality research to aid policy-making, we need to have government agencies paying for this research."
"These people have just done incredible things," says Keating. "They have so much experience ... it's a really great group of people."
"If the potential benefits are to be reaped, a very large number of young scientists from all kinds of disciplines will have to be recruited."
"Never think you're pigeonholed by what you studied at the undergrad or even graduate level. If there is something that interests you, there are plenty of roads to get you to your goal."
"The work we do is very diverse and can include management and supervision as well as direct contact with patients."
His work has involved man-made disasters like the genocide in Rwanda and the collapse of the World Trade Center, and natural disasters like the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Southeast Asia.
"The development of a successful career in the environmental consulting industry in Canada is not a job--it is more of a lifestyle."
The goal of NSF's summer institutes is to foster a generation of scientists that is comfortable in international settings.
"The global health field has both been around forever and is brand-new." --Hannah Kettler, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Three passionate scientists describe their careers dealing with human rights and humanitarian issues.
Getting a science policy job in Europe is largely a matter of choosing a beat and finding your own way in.
With many species still undiscovered, plant collecting can offer exciting opportunities for adventurous scientists -- at some cost in comfort and job security.
How do you become the personal advisor of a science minister? One cannot plan it; one can only seize the opportunity if it presents itself.
Due diligence, personal accountability, and agility.
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