Monthly Archives: May 2010

Job security

I would guess that most people view laboratory research as a reasonably safe job. It’s certainly not without hazards–toxic chemicals, fire and explosive risks, and in some cases, exposure to radiation or infectious diseases. For most of these, we take … Continue reading

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Celebrate the small stuff

It’s time to Celebrate! with rocketscientista for the new edition of the Scientiae Carnival. Continue reading

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Asking for it

Some of the most important skills for a successful career in science have nothing to do with research. Self-promotion and negotiation are such skills, which are oft accompanied by negative connotations and dislike. Why are they so difficult for some of us? And what do we do about it? Continue reading

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