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2014-03-06 23:26:32

Women with STEM Ph.D.’s are likelier to start their careers in academia, but their male peers get more of the faculty appointments at research institutions, according to a new analysis by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) of the potential impact gender and family may have on these new graduates’ careers. The paper also notes that being married or having young children looks to be a disadvantage in securing a position at a research institution for both men and women....

2012-09-24 23:00:34

Nominations are open from now through November. Midland, ON (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 The Scientist is polling the scientific community to find out which institutions and companies foster the most innovative, rigorous, and supportive research environments. Each year researchers highlight the aspects of work they value the most–such as support, access to great research, and collaborations–as well as areas they wish their institutions would improve, such as appropriate...

2011-03-03 00:00:29

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory was recently ranked the fourth-best place for postdocs to work by The Scientist, a life sciences magazine. Argonne, Ill. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory was recently ranked the fourth-best place for postdocs to work by The Scientist, a life sciences magazine. The magazine's ninth annual Best Places to Work for Postdocs survey recognizes this year's award winners...

2010-10-05 13:05:00

Post-doctoral researchers see their role as being vital in technology transfer where scientific findings become useful to the local economy, but most have little interest in running their own business once their research fellowship ends. That's the surprising finding of a study published in the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development. Edmund Zolnik, a public policy specialist at the George Mason University, in Arlington, Virginia, has surveyed postdoctoral fellows in the US...

2009-09-17 15:41:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Applications are being solicited for the NASA Postdoctoral Program at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Division of the JSC Space Life Sciences Directorate offers unique research opportunities in the areas of skeletal health, nutrition, and radiation and biological systems. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) These one- to three-year fellowship appointments are...

2009-01-07 09:00:00

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, January 7 /PRNewswire/ -- AcademicTransfer, the Dutch niche job-board for Academia, has taken over the American job-board Career.edu. AcademicTransfer will now be a job board for the international research and academic community in 38 countries. AcademicTransfer AcademicTransfer is an international job-board for academia. Founded in 1997 as a joint job-board for universities, university medical centers and research institutes in The Netherlands, it has...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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