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Doing a NERC REP

Ben Fernando

Hello everyone! I’ve just started my PhD on the Environmental Research DTP in Oxford, and like most other people here I am funded by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). 824 more words


Press release: FoR Vancouver Symposium 2017

On February 20th 2017, Future of Research Vancouver is hosting a symposium for early-career researchers from British Columbia. Current job structures in science, and opportunities for funding, training, and support, make careers in research unpredictable and insecure for many of the young scientists in Canada. 449 more words

British Columbia

Where Do I Begin? Industry Careers for Scientists

One of the most challenging questions that developing scientists must answer is, “Should I pursue an academic or industry career?” For some, the pursuit of an… 307 more words

Careers In Science

The recent USDA hiring freeze may be hurting bees

I want to start with the following statement: I know the title of this post is a pretty loose link.

But hear me out. One of the less talked about moves by the executive branch since the inauguration is the hiring freeze at USDA and EPA. 80 more words


Sharing words from a federal scientist.

Today is my 3rd anniversary as a federal civil servant. I work as a biologist and decision analyst for an environmental conservation agency. 411 more words

Science Communication

Michael Eisen for Senate 2018

Michael Eisen is an evolutionary biologist who studies fruit flies in California.

He is also running for the US Senate in 2018.

Read about it (and consider supporting his efforts) here! 

Science Communication

If you know a Federal scientist, give them a hug. It's been a really bad week.

From a friend who works for the forest service:

“This week my colleagues and I have had to deal with confusing gag orders and onerous requests for information and justifications of our work. 256 more words

Science Communication