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A legacy of drug safety

FDA medical officer Frances Oldham Kelsey averted the tragedy of thalidomide birth defects in the United States.

What You Need to Know About Israeli Job Search

From non-negotiable salary offers to job interviews in cafes and everything in between.

Employee says company-issued, GPS-enabled smartphone violates privacy

Carson, an employee of a San Francisco-based, federal agency is outraged by the agency’s new smartphone policy. His department recently provided him with a smartphone that has a GPS feature that cannot be disabled. He’s concerned this feature infringes on his privacy rights. “Do they really expect me to have this feature on at all


Gerry Crispin said it best to me recently, “Anyone who aspires to be more than a student of the profession he adopts is missing the point. Perhaps a student list would be more appropriate.” Not all lists are equal – especially when one list is truly about 3 or 4 lists based on category. Show More Summary

Creating the Right Environment for Success within Your Company

The ethos of your business and the working environment your personnel work within has a huge impact on how fast your firm will grow. Creating the right work environment helps people to work with each other to achieve the goals of your company. Show More Summary

Keep fit while earning a paycheck in these 10 careers

Who needs a gym membership when you have work to do? While most of us have to schedule workouts around our 9 to 5, there are some roles where physical activity is part of the job description. Glassdoor identified 10 of those calorie-burning careers. The list includes some obvious ones like dance instructor and personal

Achieving gender equity at conferences

A new paper describes how this year’s American Society for Microbiology meeting achieved gender equity.

Tech claimed nearly one in three job openings in Bay Area in July

The tech sector accounted for nearly one in three open jobs in the San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose metro area last month, according to a report from Simply Hired. In July, tech jobs made up 59,351 (31 percent) of the 193,805 openings in the region. It’s probably not surprising then, that the San Francisco,

Top 100 Pinterest Boards for Job Search in 2015

The most popular job search resources on Pinterest in 2015. Credit Photo: theilr If pinners vote with who they follow, these boards have become the most popular places on Pinterest to find the latest and greatest tips and resources for job searching. Show More Summary

40 Smart Ideas About Using Your Smartphone to Find Jobs

Always being on you is just one reason why a smartphone is a great job search manager.

Presenting the Beautiful, New, Crowdsourced JobMob

For a long time, I was happy with the old JobMob look, or JobMob v1. My friend Fitore had helped me with the original design, and I thought she did a great job, as I mentioned on the Credits page. I liked the soft gradient of the logo - trendy back then in 2007 - and the color highlights against a minimalist white & blue layout.

Where To Quickly Find Student Summer Jobs

Summer job search for people who don't want to. Nobody wants to spend a lot of time looking for a summer job, or any job for that matter. These are the first steps a summer job seeker should try for fastest results, and I used most of them to find my 10 wacky (& not so wacky) summer jobs. Starting with the most effective: 1) Ask for your old summer job back

Elsewhere in Science, 7 August 2015

In the Pipeline … Golden rice retraction … Possible energy reform and research funds … Fight over Alzheimer’s data continues … Extreme field work … Working Life

What you say and do matters: Things all new employees need to know

After making it through the interview process, starting a new job is a great feeling with the future looking bright. Yet starting a job is just the beginning and it helps to know some basic unspoken rules that you should be aware of during the first few months. It’s no surprise that first impressions pave […]

As research teams grow, academic career prospects may shrink

A recent survey found that the larger the research project team, the more it functions like a small factory, with implications for the training and career prospects of young scientists.

One Time to Smile Even with RBF

Peter Post looks at the problem people with RBF?Resting Bitch Face?experience but he also counsels that everyone including those people with RBF should make an effort o smile during introductions or when answering a phone in order to start the interaction off on a positive note.

Netflix’s unlimited maternity and paternity draws envy among soon-to-be parents

Netflix’s announcement of unlimited maternity and paternity leave is drawing the attention of soon-to-be moms and dads in an industry that’s seen as unfriendly to families. Rachel, an employee of a San Francisco-based startup, told SFGate that she’s seven months pregnant and having a hard time figuring out maternity leave options. Show More Summary

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