March 30, 2020

Science-ing at home

As universities close down, heads of life-science laboratories are having to quickly shutter labs, wind down experiments and make contingency plans for maintaining research organisms and cell lines. An investigation and general advice by "nature" magazine.  Read more...
March 25, 2020

PhD Career Stories

A Podcast for people interested in career possibilities after a PhD.  Read more...
March 17, 2020

A year without conferences? How the coronavirus pandemic could change research

As scientific meetings worldwide are cancelled (including our AlumNode Get-Together) researchers are rethinking how they network — a move that some say is long overdue.  Read more...
March 10, 2020

7 Essential Tips for Working From Home

Many institues, universities, or companies are now switchting to work-from-home policies. That means lots of us are dealing with an unusual challenge: working from home for the first time, full-time.  Read more...
March 6, 2020

Junior Research Groups in Germany

The Returning Scientists Programme will open the door for you to set up and lead an independent junior research team at a university in NRW.  You will receive a personal financial commitment of up to 1.25 million euros for a period of five years and enter into negotiations with universities of your choice.  Read more...
Feb. 27, 2020

Ten Simple Rules to becoming a principal investigator

The biggest choke point in an academic career is going from postdoc to principal investigator (PI): moving from doing someone else’s research to getting other people to do yours. How can researchers get there?  Read more...
Jan. 29, 2020

The Institute for Advanced Sustainability (IASS ) calls for application for the Klaus Töpfer Sustainability Fellowship

Deadline 24 February 2020: The IASS addresses highly talented young early to mid-career professionals from Germany or abroad, who have worked for at least ten years on sustainability issues and have the potential to serve as change agents towards sustainable development.  Read more...
Jan. 28, 2020

"Research Universities Are a Wasted Resource". A comment by Amber Miller

"We need to show the world what an incredible resource we can offer for solving today's complex problems", claims Amber Miller about the power of reserachers. Her comment describes how the image of universities has changed and what knowledge of academia can bring to the public.  Read more...
Jan. 23, 2020

Secrets to writing a winning grant

Scientists reveal how to avoid application pitfalls to submit successful proposals. The "Nature Career Future" article gives advice on what to keep in mind when applying for a grant.  Read more...
Jan. 22, 2020

climapAfrica: Climate Research for Alumni and Postdocs in Africa

Application Deadline: 16 February 2020. The goal is to foster application- oriented research results by enhancing knowledge exchange between postdoctoral fellows in Africa and experienced alumni of German funding initiatives.  Read more...
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