Where is everyone?
Mr. W.Y. Chan
wahchan at liverpool.ac.uk
Fri Nov 22 07:37:49 EST 1996
S L Forsburg (forsburg at salk.edu) wrote:
: WHere is everyone? Well, they're writing grants, writing papers,
: writing theses, taking exams, giving exams, doing experiments,
: repeating experiments, interpreting experiments, teaching, giving
: presentations, designing clinical trials, developing new products,
: giving seminars, reviewing papers, reviewing grants,travelling from
: one to the other and trying to have a life besides.
: Sarah and Sabine both write about taking alternative careers to
: the standard academic research track. I hope we soon get beyond those
: careers being thought of as alternative. We no longer
: ride in a little rut straight into academe now and I think that
: can be a healthy thing. It's more uncertain, of course, but in
: that is more like other professions. Academic positions are not
: automatic sinecures any more, but with a little luck and a lot of
: hard work you CAN get them--if it's what you want.
: Anyway, good luck to Sarah (and congratulations!)
: and good luck to Sabine, have you considered looking for
: positions dealing in science policy issues in the EC or in Germany?
: If we're doing introductions (which is a nice way for the
: new arrivals to get to know the regulars, so we should probably go
: through this a couple of times a year), I'll weigh in here.
: I'm an assistant professor three years onto the tenure track
: with a tiny lab at a research institute. Life on the edge, and
: not just because we're situated on a cliff over the Pacific.... :-)
: Our research focuses on the regulation of DNA replication in the
: mitotic and meiotic cell cycle in the fission yeast S. pombe; you
: can read more about us on our web page.
: And, I agree with Julia, there is a piquant irony to see that it's Mr
: Chan's note sparking a return to our civil group's activity. :-)
Well am I welcome back or not, I do have my own opinion and speak my own
mind. Yes I think idependently, is that a crime????
If you feel you do not welcome a man who say what he believes then I will
make no further contribution here, is that so.
: -- susan
: Susan L Forsburg PhD
: MBVL, The Salk Institute
: forsburg at salk.edu
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