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January 14, 2005

Waiting Until the Time is Right

"To found a company and then stay on the outside, the company can take all sorts of different directions. If you really want to have influence, the only way to do that is to join it." - Corey Goodman

October 25, 2002

Another Scientist Shortage?

Policy-makers say we need more scientists. But once we have found them, where do we intend to put them?

October 13, 2006

An Ambitious Effort to Plug Europe's 'Research Gap'

"And we're open to anyone from any country. We don't want to be Fortress Europa." --Fotis Kafatos, director of the European Research Council.

January 06, 2006

The Intramural Alternative

"Even extremely negative, stressful postdocs remain tremendous learning experiences and are accompanied with positive experiences if one chooses to seek them ... as I did." --Frank Lee-Bitter

July 07, 2000

The Joy of Criticism

December 03, 2004

Attack of the Dinobots

"The biggest challenge was working hand-in-hand with artists, translating their requirements into our engineering requirements," says Tim Reedman, chief project engineer and director of research and development at MD Robotics.

November 29, 2002

Hughes Cuts Researcher Grants As Endowment Takes a Hit

After enjoying years of soaring research spending fueled in part by an economic boom, some life scientists are being told to tighten their belts. A major blow landed last week, when the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, one of the world's largest private research philanthropies, confirmed that it will trim spending by about 10%, or $100 million, over the next 2 years.

October 04, 2002

Breaking Into Technology Transfer

"One of the first things I discovered when I started looking into a career in technology transfer is that the few jobs there can be quite hard to find."

August 01, 2003

The Best of Both Worlds--Engineering Doctorates

"If you want to get ahead in industry, and get yourself a useful qualification at the same time, the opportunity is still available."

June 27, 2003

Making the Readily Accessible Accessible Again

"It's pretty simple really; we wake up in the morning knowing that we're working to make the world a better place for people with disabilities." --Neil Squire Foundation Web site

April 14, 2006

Career Reentry and Swedish Postdocs

Your application should state clear scientific objectives and have a clear and specific research plan. Pay close attention to the writing; make sure it is clear, concise, and correct.

July 07, 2006

Green Chemists

"We are training chemists to think imaginatively about minimising environmental impacts and social and economic costs," says the Royal Society of Chemistry's Jeff Hardy.

January 07, 2005

Science's Next Wave's Next Wave

Science's Next Wave enters 2005 with a new editor--me--a new, closer relationship with the best scientific magazine in the world--
Science--and a deeper and wider understanding of the scientific workplace than we have ever had before.

May 10, 2002

A Primer on Commercialization

"How you price your invention is more important than coming out with a ‘true’ value for it. After all, it is the price that you can sell your invention that counts."

July 26, 2002

Workforce Diversity--The Competitive Advantage

"GM recognizes the importance of having employees who reflect both the marketplace and customers and is committed to creating and nurturing an environment that supports diversity."

August 05, 2005

Tapping Freshwater Science

"Much of the research at our facility is driven by increased population, increased urbanization, and the demand that human activity puts on water resources." - John Lawrence, Director of Aquatic Ecosystem Management Research Branch, NWRI.

November 12, 2004

Arbeidsmarktnieuws November 2004: Promovendi-Netwerk – Universiteiten Willen Goedkopere Promoties

"Je zou je een subsidie kunnen voorstellen waarmee gepromoveerden aan de slag gaan om hun onderzoek te vertalen naar toepassing."

April 30, 1999

Numbers From the National Science Foundation

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