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Winners announced from ASBMB / FOR joint Hack Day ?>

Winners announced from ASBMB / FOR joint Hack Day

This post was written by Gary McDowell, Cara Weismann and Chris Pickett. The Boston Future of Research recently held its second symposium focusing on data collection and transparency regarding career opportunities in the scientific enterprise. The discussion covered the data that should be collected, by whom and for what purpose. The conversations also touched on the size, structure and composition of the research workforce and barriers to reform. On Oct. 24, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in…

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The decline of the postdoc population and research enterprise sustainability ?>

The decline of the postdoc population and research enterprise sustainability

A recent paper published in the FASEB Journal presents data demonstrating the population of postdoctoral scholars at degree-granting institutions peaked in 2010 and has been declining through 2013. These data are derived from the National Science Foundation’s annual Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates. The data show that the decline in the number of postdocs at U.S. degree-granting institutions has occurred for international and domestic postdocs as well as men and women, although, the decline is steepest among U.S. men….

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#SciencePolicy on Twitter ?>

#SciencePolicy on Twitter

Twitter is a great tool to keep up with science policy news and events. Here’s a list of who we’re following in the ASBMB Public Affairs office. Occasionally, we’ll use this space to share some of the people and groups who have interesting takes on science policy. Of course sharing them here does not represent an endorsement of their tweets.

The ASBMB/FOR Hack Day is only 10 days away ?>

The ASBMB/FOR Hack Day is only 10 days away

Are you concerned about the job prospects for biomedical postdocs? Have you been frustrated by an apparent lack of data and information on career paths? Now is your chance to make your voice heard by taking part in the joint American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology / Future of Research Hack Day will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24. This national event will challenge groups of graduate students and postdocs to find innovative ways to capture and present data…

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Science policy news: weekly roundup: September 25, 2015 ?>

Science policy news: weekly roundup: September 25, 2015

The roundup is formatted with the title of the story, followed by the news source in parentheses and a brief summary. If you find a particularly interesting article, please send it to smartin@asbmb.org for inclusion in next week’s roundup.   Breaking News: Speaker John Boehner retiring from Congress at the end of October (Politico)

Announcing the ASBMB/FOR Hack Day on Oct. 24 ?>

Announcing the ASBMB/FOR Hack Day on Oct. 24

The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is pleased to announce a partnership with the Boston Future of Research to jointly host a Hack Day on Saturday, Oct. 24 to find innovative solutions to collecting data and tracking biomedical scientists throughout their careers. Graduate student and postdoc populations have increased significantly over the past several decades. However, the size and structure of the trainee population is not known. Furthermore, unemployment among biomedical Ph.D.s is below that of the general…

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