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Fieldwork in Africa Informs Science – and Changes a Scientist - NC State News

Google Alert - December 13, 2017 | 7:15 am

Fieldwork in Africa Informs Science – and Changes a Scientist
NC State News
This is something I learned over the past year and a half while studying Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD) and working with Gabriella Chavez, a postdoc at Auburn, and our technician Mary Wambugu at the BecA-ILRI Hub in Nairobi, Kenya. Back in the late 1990s ...

How museum work can combine research and public engagement - Nature.com

Google Alert - December 12, 2017 | 12:21 pm

Nature.com

How museum work can combine research and public engagement
Nature.com
Matt Rayner was planning for an academic career in ornithology and conservation biology when a colleague pointed out an advertisement for a curator of land vertebrates at the Auckland War Memorial Museum in New Zealand. The ad described the role as ...

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A new weapon against bone metastasis? Princeton lab develops ... - Princeton University

Google Alert - December 11, 2017 | 12:12 pm

Princeton University

A new weapon against bone metastasis? Princeton lab develops ...
Princeton University
A new antibody developed by Princeton researchers fights bone metastasis by undermining cancer's defense strategy and allowing chemotherapy to work.

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How Cambridge could get a tunnel system for £500million - Cambridge Independent

Google Alert - December 10, 2017 | 10:51 am

Cambridge Independent

How Cambridge could get a tunnel system for £500million
Cambridge Independent
Details of how Cambridge's underground transport system would be built – including the design, cost and engineering challenges – were outlined by Prof Lord Robert Mair at the Future of Transport event in the new Postdoc Centre on Thursday. Speaking to ...

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty - MIT News

Google Alert - December 8, 2017 | 5:56 pm

MIT News

School of Engineering welcomes new faculty
MIT News
Bryan Bryson will join the Department of Biological Engineering as an assistant professor in the summer of 2018. Bryson earned a BS in mechanical engineering, with minor in biomedical engineering, and a PhD in biological engineering from MIT; his ...

Researcher in Swedish fraud case speaks out: 'I'm very disappointed by my colleague' - Science Magazine

Google Alert - December 8, 2017 | 4:07 pm

Science Magazine

Researcher in Swedish fraud case speaks out: 'I'm very disappointed by my colleague'
Science Magazine
Uppsala University (UU) in Sweden released a long-awaited, damning report yesterday about two researchers who published a high-profile study about the dangers of microplastics—particles less than 5 millmeters in size—to fish in Science last year. An ...

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Safety Scissors - Harvard Medical School

Google Alert - December 8, 2017 | 3:59 pm

Safety Scissors
Harvard Medical School
Lauren Killingsworth, a former Harvard-Amgen undergraduate summer scholar in the Blacklow lab, who is now at Stanford University; Andrew Kruse, associate professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology at HMS; Peter Meyer, HMS research ...

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Great mentoring is key for the next generation of scientists - Nature.com

Google Alert - December 8, 2017 | 6:18 am

Nature.com

Great mentoring is key for the next generation of scientists
Nature.com
The Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science show that it is crucial to support researchers in leading their groups well. PDF version. Lab technicians chat in hallway. Funders and universities should invest in mentoring for younger scientists.Credit ...

Device makes power conversion more efficient - Science Daily

Google Alert - December 7, 2017 | 4:20 pm

Science Daily

Device makes power conversion more efficient
Science Daily
The team includes first authors Yuhao Zhang, a postdoc in Palacios's lab, and Min Sun, who received his MIT PhD in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) last spring; Daniel Piedra and Yuxuan Lin, MIT graduate students in ...

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Astronomy postdoctoral researcher wins prestigious L'oreal-Unesco ... - Yiba (press release) (blog)

Google Alert - December 6, 2017 | 12:28 am

Yiba (press release) (blog)

Astronomy postdoctoral researcher wins prestigious L'oreal-Unesco ...
Yiba (press release) (blog)
Dr Kenda Knowles, a postdoctoral researcher from UKZN's Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit(ACRU,) was recently awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science sub-Saharan Africa programme. Knowles received this ...

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Postdoc pitching competition funds 'wild' research proposals - Times Higher Education (THE)

Google Alert - December 5, 2017 | 4:44 am

Times Higher Education (THE)

Postdoc pitching competition funds 'wild' research proposals
Times Higher Education (THE)
Annina Huhtala, co-founder of KasKas Media, which runs the pitching event, said that it offered a new way for postdoctoral researchers to access research funding for original ideas at a time when traditional grant programmes are heavily oversubscribed ...

What career items are on your holiday wish list? - Science Magazine

Google Alert - December 4, 2017 | 4:18 pm

Science Magazine

What career items are on your holiday wish list?
Science Magazine
My holiday wish is for postdoctoral fellows to receive the same matched retirement benefits that staff and faculty receive, which at my university is 8% of their salaries. Although I make a meager salary, I'm still fortunate and privileged enough to be ...

Neuroscientists discover networks of neurons that stretch or compress their activity to control timing - Medical Xpress

Google Alert - December 4, 2017 | 11:00 am

Medical Xpress

Neuroscientists discover networks of neurons that stretch or compress their activity to control timing
Medical Xpress
Depending on the time interval required, these neurons compress or stretch out the steps they take to generate the behavior at a specific time. "What we found is that it's a very active process. The brain is not passively waiting for a clock to reach a ...

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Univ. Of Washington postdocs: Unionize to stop sexual harassment on the job - People's World

Google Alert - December 1, 2017 | 11:03 am

People's World

Univ. Of Washington postdocs: Unionize to stop sexual harassment on the job
People's World
SEATTLE (PAI)—Postdoctoral researchers at the University of Washington are telling their colleagues of yet another reason to unionize: Mobilizing together to protect against sexual harassment on the job. And even though they have signed union election ...

Univ. Of Washington postdocs: Unionize to stop sexual harassment on the job - People's World

Google Alert - December 1, 2017 | 11:03 am

People's World

Univ. Of Washington postdocs: Unionize to stop sexual harassment on the job
People's World
SEATTLE (PAI)—Postdoctoral researchers at the University of Washington are telling their colleagues of yet another reason to unionize: Mobilizing together to protect against sexual harassment on the job. And even though they have signed union election ...

Two Postdocs Win Gene Therapy Fellowship | Duke Today - Duke Today

Google Alert - November 29, 2017 | 8:36 am

Two Postdocs Win Gene Therapy Fellowship | Duke Today
Duke Today
Early-career scientists Hye Ri Kang and Adrian Pickar have been chosen for the inaugural class of the Pfizer-NCBiotech Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows in ...

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New species of long-haired microbes are named after the band Rush, now here's a drum solo - AV Club

Google Alert - November 28, 2017 | 12:32 pm

AV Club

New species of long-haired microbes are named after the band Rush, now here's a drum solo
AV Club
Patrick Keeling, senior author on the paper, said that a Spanish postdoc had asked him to recommend some Canadian music, and after suggesting Rush, the postdoc came back and told him, “Those microbes we're finding have long hair like the guys on the ...
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Tufts University engineer wins Air Force grant for ultra-high-resolution bio-imaging - Tufts Now

Google Alert - November 28, 2017 | 11:29 am

Tufts Now

Tufts University engineer wins Air Force grant for ultra-high-resolution bio-imaging
Tufts Now
Jiang Lab (L-R): PhD student Richard Vo, postdoc Ning Hu, PhD student Yixin Zhang, postdoc Leo Hsu, PhD student Pu Deng, postdoc Hamed Hosseini Bay, Han Nguyen (E20), Frank Shlafer (E20), Lydia Vignale (E20), Prof. Xiaocheng Jiang, Daniel ...

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Tufts University engineer wins Air Force grant for ultra-high-resolution bio-imaging - Tufts Now

Google Alert - November 28, 2017 | 11:29 am

Tufts Now

Tufts University engineer wins Air Force grant for ultra-high-resolution bio-imaging
Tufts Now
Jiang Lab (L-R): PhD student Richard Vo, postdoc Ning Hu, PhD student Yixin Zhang, postdoc Leo Hsu, PhD student Pu Deng, postdoc Hamed Hosseini Bay, Han Nguyen (E20), Frank Shlafer (E20), Lydia Vignale (E20), Prof. Xiaocheng Jiang, Daniel ...

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UT Southwestern Piloting Career Exploration Program - dallasinnovates.com

Google Alert - November 28, 2017 | 11:06 am

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UT Southwestern Piloting Career Exploration Program
dallasinnovates.com
“The problem for a lot of postdocs is that they have spent their entire professional career, for the most part, in an academic setting so being prepared and understanding how to look for a job, how to think creatively about your skill set because it's ...

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