Seeing the Dark Side of #Worksmarter

Motivated Mentor

We cannot trap our staff and faculty in over commitment on a burnout treadmill and imply blame that they are not smart enough to do their work properly. Work smarter is starting to leave a bitter taste.

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Labor Unions for students, postdocs and research track faculty

Ann , PhD, MS

While I deeply understand the desire for job security for postdoctoral fellows and non-tenure track faculty, I do not feel that unions are the way to go.  The best job …

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"Hi, I'm Alex." Pouya's Story and His Mother's Fears

The Edge for Scholars

The higher education system in the United States is in many ways the envy of the world. For this reason, countless individuals from all corners of the globe leave the …

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Rock Talk: NIH Recovers a Significant Portion of Funds Lost Due to Sequestration

The Edge for Scholars

Much good news here: Because of the increased NIH budget as compared to last year, and due to the cycle of out-year commitments, we should ultimately be making more competing …

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Expectations for Trainee Publication Output

Rebecca Helton

A question arrived about publication expectations for trainees at the blog mailbox recently. "I was wondering if you would consider a blog post and perhaps encouraging discussion on a related …

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Rock Talk: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Rebecca Helton

"This certainly has been a tough year for the research community supported by NIH. We started off the year on a continuing resolution with the threat of sequester looming. In …

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