"The issue of how much of your salary a university will require you to recover on grants is critical to the overall support that your department/institution will give you during your career, and therefore should be near the top of the list of factors when deciding on taking a position."
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"Because the discipline of mathematical biology is still young and constantly developing, there are great opportunities for young scientists to contribute to the field if they are willing to learn, communicate, and think outside the box."