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If You've Accepted Your Fate as a Postdoc, 'Best Place' May Not Help Much

Looking for your next job? The Scientist just announced its annual survey of best places for postdocs to work. In the US, top institutions included the J. David Gladstone Institutes, Sandia National Laboratories, and Genentech, among others. Outside the US, University of Cambridge ranked first, with other top institutions such as Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Switzerland and the University of Alberta on the list. If you're a subscriber to The Scientist, you can read the articles here. Otherwise, check out the top 25 institutions in the press release here.

 

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.