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There is a spy amongst us or someone seriously read this thread
Univ of Tokyo to increase number of female researchers, ban evening meetings
Meeting starts after 5pm in University of Tokyo!! Then, when do their meetings end?...7 - 8pm!!
I never have lab meeting that starts after 5pm. I have meeting that ends after 5pm.
How many of you really are doing research as a passion instead of for survival, and really believe what you are doing is going to solve some real problem. I believe over 90% of us will respond "no" including myself.
I worked as a volunteer technician for 6 months, then worked as a fully self-funded PhD student for 2 years in the same lab.
If it is not for passion, I would do a MBA instead...
A small investment company offered to pay for my MBA tuition and gave me a brand new BMW if I do MBA and continue working in their company.
Serum is the product of clotted blood. Blood clots form in response to a cutaneous wound. The growth factors derived from platelet degranulation (primarily PDGF, but also TGF-beta, IGF, FGF, EGF, etc.) are what make your tissue culture cells grow. These factors also drive the early stages of wound healing. Fetal wounds heal more quickly than adult ones, and without scarring. One of the reasons for this is hypothesized to be that the cells activated by fetal serum grow more quickly than those of adults, due to a different balance of cytokines. Thus cells grow more quickly in FCS than in NBCS where they tend to grow bigger and slower.
FCS is the only one of the three that does not contain antibodies.
ECM factors, such as fibronectin, are also present in serum.
-Heat treatment inactivates complement and should always be done with FCS!
These cytokines are not present in BSA.
Sorry. Wrote that in hurry.
9M : 3 F
at work or at school?
It seems strange but at work there are more men then women (research or production or even teaching) here while at university there are more women in the specific domain.
1F-Lab Manager and Research Assoc(technician), 1F Research Assoc (tech), 1M Prof (MD-PhD), 4M (MD-PhD), 1F (MD-PhD Student), 6M (MD-PhD student)
Are you one of the MD-PhD student?
Why do you not try to get a "real" PostDoc position? Or try to get some kind of scholarship for your work. At least here in europe there are several possibilities to get some funding for yourself and your work (e.g. EMBO).
But I would never take a loan to get a self funded PostDoc......I think you will be not taken serious in the lab if you do this. And you could get in a bad situation as this could put a lot of pressure on other people in the lab who feel forced to invest their own money into keeping their job.....
Thank you for the link. I may apply for the fellowship.
Because of global recession, it is very difficult to find a "real" job.
My cousin told me that many people are now working unpaid.
He had suggested me to look for unpaid job.
Ask for 1 year self-funded post-doc postion and willing to pay for the training cost?
(I probably need to get a personal loan to pay for it. )
I haven't officially apply for job yet because my current mentor told me that I need to complete 95% of the PhD thesis before applying for job.
In the past few months, I am just asking around to see whether PI will take me as a self-funded post-doc.
In other words, bypassing my current mentor.
But I haven't been successful in securing a self-funded post-doc position for 1 year.
I can only get a 3 months volunteer technician.
mdfenko had mentioned the reason why PI may not want a self-funded post-doc for 1 year... that is why I am thinking of doing self-funded post-doc for 3 year.
yes, i think the recession affects jobs in research. pharma is laying off and grants are more difficult to obtain. government jobs are frozen or being reduced. schools are getting reduced funding.
although you would think that any pi would take a self-funded postdoc you have to realize that there are other expenses than salary. supplies are required, with a certain amount of expected waste, when training someone. the pis may think that one year is not worth the investment and they can't afford to extend your stay.