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Celebrating postdocs at Arizona State University - Arizona State University

Google Alert - October 18, 2017 | 3:12 pm

Arizona State University

Celebrating postdocs at Arizona State University
Arizona State University
Arizona State University's Graduate College took part in its very first National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) celebration this September to honor postdocs and their achievements in research and discovery, and plans for a new, permanent Postdoctoral ...

It's Not Just About Work-Life Balance - Inside Higher Ed

Google Alert - October 16, 2017 | 3:21 am

Inside Higher Ed

It's Not Just About Work-Life Balance
Inside Higher Ed
One of the most enduring impressions of my graduate school and postdoctoral experience was a pervasive feeling of guilt whenever I wasn't working on my research. I see evidence of similar feelings in the graduate students and postdocs with whom I ...

Postdoc researcher Cao receives STAT honor - Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom

Google Alert - October 13, 2017 | 12:45 pm

Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom

Postdoc researcher Cao receives STAT honor
Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom
Bin Cao, PhD, a Washington University postdoctoral researcher who studies how the placenta protects the fetus from infections such as Zika virus, has been named a 2017 Wunderkind by the national biomedical publication STAT News. The award honors ...

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Physics postdoc and mentor awarded prestigious L'Oréal fellowship - UC Berkeley

Google Alert - October 12, 2017 | 3:16 pm

UC Berkeley

Physics postdoc and mentor awarded prestigious L'Oréal fellowship
UC Berkeley
Sydney Schreppler, a postdoctoral fellow in physics and UC Berkeley Ph.D. who in her spare time mentors women majoring in science and served as head coach for the campus's club women's lacrosse team, has been awarded one of five 2017 For Women ...

Why I'm pushing for a postdoc union - Science Magazine

Google Alert - October 12, 2017 | 2:08 pm

Science Magazine

Why I'm pushing for a postdoc union
Science Magazine
My adviser and I had decided that I would stay on for about a year as a postdoctoral researcher, which rendered me ineligible for these services. My experience is just one example of the poor working conditions awaiting postdocs—and why I've become ...

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I am a United Academic Worker - Science

Google Alert - October 12, 2017 | 1:33 pm

I am a United Academic Worker
Science
My adviser and I had decided that I would stay on for about a year as a postdoctoral researcher, which rendered me ineligible for these services. My experience is just one example of the poor working conditions awaiting postdocs—and why I've become ...

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Career change: It's never too late to switch - Nature.com

Google Alert - October 11, 2017 | 1:04 pm

Nature.com

Career change: It's never too late to switch
Nature.com
The 57-year-old is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bristol, UK, studying the chemistry of ancient pottery to determine early eating habits. The decision to start science later in life comes with challenges: a mature student may have ...

Chinese chemistry Ph.D. grads are forgoing US postdocs - Chemical & Engineering News

Google Alert - October 11, 2017 | 11:37 am

Chemical & Engineering News

Chinese chemistry Ph.D. grads are forgoing US postdocs
Chemical & Engineering News
For the past 30 years or so, postdoctoral researchers from China have played an important role in chemistry research groups at universities in the U.S. Many research groups feature one or more graduates from Chinese universities who are in the U.S. to ...

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When it comes to having a family and an academic career, find what works for you - Science Magazine

Google Alert - October 10, 2017 | 1:56 pm

Science Magazine

When it comes to having a family and an academic career, find what works for you
Science Magazine
Allison McKendrick had her first child 18 months into her Ph.D. studies and was pregnant with her second when she interviewed for her postdoc. Right from the beginning of her career, “everyone knew we came as a package,” she says. So that she could ...

Meet The X-Ray Visionary Looking for Signs of Life on Mars | WIRED - WIRED

Google Alert - October 9, 2017 | 8:02 am

WIRED

Meet The X-Ray Visionary Looking for Signs of Life on Mars | WIRED
WIRED
Abigail Allwood is a translator. But instead of reading ancient texts, she reads ancient rocks, and for the past decade, the Australian astrobiologist has been ...

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How Can We Untangle White Supremacy From Medieval Studies? - Pacific Standard

Google Alert - October 9, 2017 | 7:10 am

Pacific Standard

How Can We Untangle White Supremacy From Medieval Studies?
Pacific Standard
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Sydney after writing a dissertation on medieval English romance, then began to look at race and other forms of difference in fantasy literature as a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian Research Council in ...

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Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of Washington Are Trying to Start a Union Because Their Lives Suck - TheStranger.com

Google Alert - October 6, 2017 | 1:23 pm

TheStranger.com

Postdoctoral Researchers at the University of Washington Are Trying to Start a Union Because Their Lives Suck
TheStranger.com
Tuesday afternoon a majority of the University of Washington's 1,200 postdocs—contract researchers who have finished their PhDs—signed cards in support of forming a union, according to a press release from UW Postdocs United. That same day the group ...

Does this exercise make my brain look better connected? - UCalgary News

Google Alert - October 5, 2017 | 6:09 pm

UCalgary News

Does this exercise make my brain look better connected?
UCalgary News
“We are tremendously proud of the recipients of the T. Chen Fong Postdoctoral Fellowships. Postdocs like Cameron Clark support the university's research mission by taking an interdisciplinary and innovative approach in their quest to answer questions ...

Google News

Death on the Decline: Law Professor’s Book Probes the Drop in Capital Punishment

UVA Today RSS Feed - October 5, 2017 | 12:02 am
The death penalty in the United States is on the decline. A UVA law professor’s new book explains why.

Does Long-Term Support Hold the Key to More Diversity Among STEM Professors and Researchers? - Inside Philanthropy

Google Alert - October 4, 2017 | 8:52 pm

Inside Philanthropy

Does Long-Term Support Hold the Key to More Diversity Among STEM Professors and Researchers?
Inside Philanthropy
Anyone leaning on the old excuse that they can't find diverse candidates seeking to enter STEM fields might give HHMI a call. The first round of its Hannah H. Gray Fellowships, funding promising postdocs from underrepresented demographics, received ...

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As Immunotherapy Ramps Up, Chemist Wins $600,000 Early Career Grant

UVA Today RSS Feed - October 4, 2017 | 12:02 am
Developing therapies to strengthen the immune system against cancer and other deadly diseases is a growing strength at UVA. Chemist Ken Hsu is part of the effort.

Princeton alumnus Thorne, former postdoc win Nobel Prize in Physics - Princeton University

Google Alert - October 3, 2017 | 4:17 pm

NBCNews.com

Princeton alumnus Thorne, former postdoc win Nobel Prize in Physics
Princeton University
A computer simulation shows the collision of two black holes, a tremendously powerful event detected for the first time ever by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO. On Oct. 3, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three ...
MIT physicist Rainer Weiss shares Nobel Prize in physicsMIT News
Nobel prize in Physics awarded for discovery of gravitational wavesUniversity of Sheffield News

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5 Tips for Flat Abs and an Industry Job - Inside Higher Ed

Google Alert - October 2, 2017 | 3:05 am

Inside Higher Ed

5 Tips for Flat Abs and an Industry Job
Inside Higher Ed
In the face of this glut of unhelpful advice, the Graduate Career Consortium and Inside Higher Ed created the “Carpe Careers” blog to ensure a reliable, positive, unbiased source of useful career guidance for graduate students and postdocs. In the last ...

Postdocs: Big lab, small lab? - Nature.com

Google Alert - September 27, 2017 | 1:02 pm

Nature.com

Postdocs: Big lab, small lab?
Nature.com
While looking for a postdoctoral position, Michael Mitchell could have joined any number of small, intimate labs with a couple of colleagues and an ever-present lab leader. Instead, he decided to go big. In 2014, after earning a PhD in biomedical ...

United we stand - Nature.com

Google Alert - September 27, 2017 | 1:02 pm

United we stand
Nature.com
When we were elected in 2011 to head Stanford University's postdoctoral association in California, we had big plans to improve social networks and training for postdocs. But we soon learnt of a more pressing issue. Living costs in the San Francisco Bay ...

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