Category Archives: biomedical research

Trainees, claim your seat or get left behind.

This is a point I was planning to bring up later, but since a comment on the last post has already hit it, let’s start now. IHStreet said, My worry with this discussion for sustainability is that Ph.D.’s and postdocs will … Continue reading

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Obstacles in cancer research – funding, evaluation, & complex disease

Yesterday morning, director of the National Cancer Institute, Harold Varmus, addressed the National Press Club on the achievements and challenges of cancer research. Varmus covered quite a few topics, but here are a few highlights that stood out for me: If … Continue reading

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Living in the Void: How much is a postdoc worth?

A couple of months ago, I wrote what I intended to be the first post in a series about issues concerning postdoc pay, benefits, protections… We tend to fall into this amorphous, ambiguous state. We’re not students anymore, but we’re … Continue reading

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Shock Week

As you’re probably aware (unless you’ve been living under a rock), the Nobel Prize announcements were made last week, with the Prize in Economic Sciences being revealed tomorrow. Of course, it seems we can’t make it through Nobel Week without … Continue reading

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Lighting fires

As I was cleaning out my desk recently, I found this: If it sounds a little like a blogger you know, that’s because it is. Well, to be exact it’s adapted from a comment left on my blog quite some time … Continue reading

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