Posts Tagged ‘careers in science’

May 18th, 2016 - 12:07 am § in Misc., Science, UW

BREAKING NEWS: Fair Pay for Postdocs?

Fair Pay for Postdocs In an amazing post on the Huntington Post,  Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Thomas E. Perez U.S. Secretary of Labor have stated that post doctoral fellows, that is PhDs and MDs training to do research, MUST now receive a [...]

December 10th, 2014 - 3:40 pm § in Hypocrisy

What is a Nobel Worth, Part II

Russian purchaser to give $4.75M Nobel medal back to DNA pioneer James Watson James Watson, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for the structure of DNA, will finally get his 23-carat gold Nobel medal back from the Russian purchaser who bought it for 4.75 million dollars. Watson’s medal went up fo[...]

December 1st, 2014 - 12:24 am § in Science

What Value Is There In a Nobel Prize?

Want a Nobel Prize? You can buy one  “I worried about people in Africa because of their low IQ “ The 1962 Nobel Prize James Watson won for his role in the discovery of the structure of DNA is going on the auction block. The auctioneer says the gold medal could bring $2.5 to $3.5 millio[...]

April 7th, 2014 - 4:56 am § in Misc., Science

Knowsitall Award: James Watson on His 86th Birthday

  Today we award the Knowsitall Award for Academic Arrogance to James Watson for his amazing success in taking credit for the work of Rosalind Franklin. There is a general misunderstanding about the Nobel Prize.  The award os not given for the scientist, but for the discovery and only for a[...]

March 31st, 2014 - 11:49 am § in America, Religion

Right’s Crusade Against Science

Subject: Funding for the National Science Foundation  For those of you concerned about NSF funding for anthropological research, I want to bring to your attention a legislative proposal currently making its way through the US Congress that would, if enacted, have serious consequences for anthropolo[...]

September 2nd, 2012 - 9:11 am § in America, Schools & Colleges

How NIH Funding Effects Science As a Career

This letter appeared last September on The Scientist.  The fact that becoming an independent researcher takes upwards of 15years is just too long for me. Furthermore, being in research for almost a decade (undergrad, graduate, 1 yr postdoc), I have noticed that funding favors medical researchers. I[...]