Science Careers has an interesting piece that discusses a number of issues near and dear to the hearts of postdoctoral scholars and other trainees. …[Postdoc Ludmila] Tyler’s brave and poignant description of the low pay, insecurity, chancy benefits, difficulty securing maternity leave, and general discouragement that many postdocs endure was effective. “I have colleagues who [...]
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June 3rd, 2010 by Kristi · No Comments
September 29th, 2009 by Kristi · No Comments
NOVA has an interesting web series about scientists OUTSIDE the lab: The Secret Life of Scientists. Watch for new scientists added to the site every two weeks. The stories are interesting and inspirational and the video content is great.
September 24th, 2009 by Kristi · No Comments
…and I almost missed it! (which would be a shame because some of my most favorite people are postdocs) Visit the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) website to learn more about the different events scheduled nationwide today. While you’re on the site, be sure to check out the great resources they have available. About the NPA: The National [...]
October 1st, 2008 by Kristi · No Comments
Nature offers a technology feature on Metabolomics this week. Metabolomics is the “systematic study of the unique chemical fingerprints that specific cellular processes leave behind” – specifically, the study of their small-molecule metabolite profiles. The metabolome represents the collection of all metabolites in a biological organism, which are the end products of its gene expression. [...]
September 30th, 2008 by Kristi · No Comments
Piled Higher and Deeper (PhD) is usually right on the money (pun intended) and yesterday’s comic was no different:
August 1st, 2008 by Kristi · No Comments
In her article, “Taken for Granted: The Fat Lady Sings,” Science writer Beryl Lieff Benderly discusses past attempts of postdoc unionization as well as the future of the newest, largest postdoc union, known as PRO/UAW (Postdoctoral Researchers Organize/International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America): In 2006, union organizers tried and failed [...]