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NIH Fraud Investigators Take On New Roles At Agency, But Remain Determined To Resume Sleuthing Activity
NIH Fraud Investigators Take On New Roles At Agency, But Remain Determined To Resume Sleuthing Activity
One employment option with appeal for all parties involved assigning Stewart and Feder to a university under the provisions of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA). The IPA allows federal employees to be temporarily assigned to nonfederal organizations for up to four years when it serves "sound public purpose," according to the federal personnel manual. The salaries and benefits of such employees continue to be paid by the federal government. The federal personnel manual also st
Neuroscience Is A Booming Field--For Neuroscientists With Jobs, That Is
Neuroscience Is A Booming Field--For Neuroscientists With Jobs, That Is
Statistics compiled by the placement service at each of the past five Society for Neuroscience meetings reveal a depressing trend for those entering the job market (see charts on page 7): The number of candidates registering for interviews has increased sharply, while the number of position descriptions posted has leveled off, and the number of employers registering to interview candidates has decreased. The result is that, while the average number of interviews each employer conducts at the m

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Elite Society Celebrates Scholarship In All Disciplines
Elite Society Celebrates Scholarship In All Disciplines
Although the group's members wield a great deal of practical influence over the affairs of society and state, the organization, as a body, has none itself. Whereas the National Academy of Sciences serves as a national scientific advisory board, the philosophical society's mission is to "assemble the top people in a wide variety of disciplines in sciences, humanities and arts and set the standards of excellence in those areas," says 80-year-old executive officer Herman Goldstine, a retired Prince
People: Ex-OTA Staffer Brings 'Fresh Eyes' To NSF Division Director's Post
People: Ex-OTA Staffer Brings 'Fresh Eyes' To NSF Division Director's Post
Post Sociologist and science policy analyst Daryl E. Chubin has been appointed division director for research, evaluation, and dissemination in the education and human resources directorate of the National Science Foundation. His appointment follows seven years at the congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), which he left in the position of senior associate. The move from the legislative to the executive branch has given him a new perspective on the challenges of implementing cong