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Francis Collins: Changes at the NIH : Naturejobs

Francis Collins: Changes at the NIH : Naturejobs | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Director lays out workforce initiatives geared towards early-career scientists.

 

For years, the US National Institutes of Health has struggled with promoting non-academic career tracks for biomedical scientists, gauging the supply of PhD holders and demand for research jobs, enticing under-represented minorities into science and establishing funding avenues for early-career researchers. Hoping to bring some evidence-based clarity to these issues, NIH director Francis Collins asked two working groups of the NIH Advisory Committee to study the issues and make recommendations. They released their recommendations in two reports in June; Collins responded in December. (...) - by Gene Russo, Naturejobs, Nature 493, 443-444 (2013)

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Science must be seen to bridge the political divide

Science must be seen to bridge the political divide | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

Scientists in the United States are often perceived as a Democratic interest group. For science’s sake this has to change, argues Daniel Sarewitz. (...) - Nature, 493, 7 (03 January 2013), by Daniel Sarewitz

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