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The benefits to mentors of mentoring


Mentoring a junior scientist offers plenty of benefits for you as well

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You can’t measure a mentor solely by gender


A mentoring relationship is inherently personal and unique

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Studying chemistry in the age of Covid-19


University students across the UK are enjoying a mixture of online and practical learning as departments adjust to new restrictions

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Job hunting in a recession


Persistence is needed, but there are still career opportunities for chemists

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In praise of appraisals


Taking the opportunity to learn more about yourself – and your employer

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Get insight into the chemical scientist’s working day at some of the world's best known companies, plus advice and guidance on how to land the job of your dreams

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Chemist may become first woman in Congress with a natural science PhD

Head of the chemistry department at Stony Brook University in New York is locked in a tight race for a seat in the House of Representatives

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Translating snail venom research from beach to bench and beyond

Meet Mandë Holford, an interdisciplinary scientist following tangents that arise when exploring the molecular-level workings of venom peptides

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‘Cultural evolution’ needed to reinvigorate academic research

Research funding and academic reward systems should get an overhaul to recognise mentoring and public engagement

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Postdoc employment status varies widely

Researchers are vulnerable to financial instability and issues with healthcare