A survey shows that PhD students and junior researchers across the EU are largely unaware of their employment rights.
The National Institutes of Health Director's Early Independence Award program enables young investigators to skip postdoctoral training and get a head-start on their independent research careers. [More.]
Higher ed leaders from 16 countries agree to strengthen students' 'pathways from graduate school to careers.'
It takes more than technical skills to be a successful self-employed scientists.
US President Barack Obama named 94 researchers recipients of Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers this week. [More.]
In a discussion following NSF and the White House's joint announcement of a family-friendly initiative, panelists emphasize that legislation is an important first step.
Officials at the White House and the National Science Foundation announced a 10-year plan to enhance flexibility for men and women in research careers. [More.]
In technology development, April Effort helps academic researchers refine raw ideas into inventions that suit industry investors. [More.]
Panelists discuss successfully navigating negotiations — from start-up packages to equipment-sharing — in a session devoted to women in academic research. [More.]
According to the Council of Graduate Schools, new student enrollment at US graduate schools dipped 1.1 percent from 2009 to 2010.
One blogger says recruitment consultants are helpful, but should not be one's sole source of job information.
One blogger says that using NIH's RePORTER system to research funded investigators is an important exercise.
The National Institutes of Health will support 79 investigators $143.8 million through its Director's Pioneer, New Innovator, and Transformative Research Project Awards. [More.]