Interesting article reports that the closer the first and last author of a paper work geographically, the higher the impact factor of the publication.
Thanks to ChemJobber for pointing out this resource – a blog on process chemistry, which includes a Checklist for Developing a Scaled up Step in a Chemical Process. If this fascinates you, you may be a process chemist at heart.
I am participating in a series of webinars on how to plan and conduct a job search, sponsored by the American Chemical Society. The first two are over (but the recordings are available online), but there are two to go. They are free and open to everyone. The description is below, or click the link for all the details. Looking forward to seeing ya’ll there!
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Another post has appeared on the ACS Careers blog site – Organization of Resumes: When vs What. Check it out.
Check out the blog of “Just Another Electron Pusher” for an interesting behind the scenes look at the life of Will O’Neal, Congressional Legislative Assistant. My favorite part? The quote that ““Politics is about weighing competing interests, and there may be very legitimate reasons for doing the exact opposite of what ‘science tells you to do.’ It’s very important to understand and respect that part of the job.”
A blog article I wrote was recently published on the ACS Careers web site. Check it out at
A new post on ScienceCareers.org talks about how 2010 was the year of incremental progress, complete with numbers. They also list their own top articles from the past year – great place to make sure you haven’t missed anything.