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"Adding a third element--the institution and its needs--to the problem makes it much more difficult to solve."
The challenges for pregnant scientists often come unannounced and need to be dealt with quickly; the stakes are high.
Dealing with CFS has been difficult, but Hyland believes the disease was positive for him because it led to a suitable research niche.
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.
"One condition that is absolutely necessary to survive a life like ours is having employers that are flexible."
"I am maintaining my publications, so if I ever wish to return to full-time employment, my CV will not have such a glaring hole in it."
Given how important sleep is to your health and emotional well-being, it makes sense to monitor your own schedule and make sure you aren't operating at a loss.
"The need to manoeuvre a wheelchair using handgrips had a drastic effect on sterile technique!"
"If you think you are not organised enough, don't worry, you will be; there is no other choice."
"If there is a mistake in an engineering design it can negatively affect a person's life and lead to human suffering. But a proper and functional design can be of enormous benefit and affect the world in a positive way."
Aside from radiation, few U.S. organizations have policies regarding pregnant lab workers, which means women are on their own when it comes to worrying about exposure during pregnancy.
"At least for us, parenting style has been part philosophy and part serendipity."
"For me, working in a stimulating environment with people who do not let their extensive disabilities get them down gives me that extra boost every time."
Despite the geeky stereotypes, some of us scientists are interesting and--dare we say it?--sexy in our own peculiar way.
"One very positive aspect of being a male postdoc in a laboratory with an understanding (male) mentor was the ability to work flexible hours when the children were younger."
In addition to providing a platform for discourses, the Resability Forum will soon set up an administrative and organizational service for the realization of personal study and research projects.
A number of national funding bodies are discussing abolishing age limits on their grant programmes.
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