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Mike the Mad Biologist

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ScienceBlogling Revere calls for an open data policy for federally-funded research (italics mine): We’ve inveighed often here about the shameful practice that many senior and well-respected flu scientists have of keeping their sequences private until they publish — if they publish using them. If not, no one gets to see them, even if we paid…

Yes, We Have a PhD Glut…

…if you’re not a tenure-track PhD (and that will be most of you. Sorry). I’ll have more to say about ScienceBlogling DrugMonkey’s training post tomorrow, but one of the disturbing things in the comments of his post was the high numbers of people who viewed PhD training only in light of producting more tenure-track faculty.…

Ever since I was a wee Mad Biologist, I’ve been told by Very Senior People that ‘in five years, there’s going to be a massive wave a retirement of older faculty.’ This, in my mind, ranks up there with the Friedman Unit (in the next six months, we’ll know if we have to leave Iraq,…

Dr. Becca asks some career-related questions and the Mad Biologist has answers (given that it’s free to read this blog, take them for they’re worth….). Dr. Becca: It recently occurred to me that I need to wrap my head around the possibility likelihood (???????) that I won’t get an offer this year.  I might not…