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Careers for Scientists – Research Technician

One of Bitesize Bio’s regular readers asked me to interview people in jobs that don’t necessarily require a PhD.  So, today I’m talking to Angela Briski who’s a research technician and currently working in stem cell research.  Hope you enjoy the interview… You describe yourself as a Research Technician.  And what exactly is it that […]

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Careers for Scientists – Medical Writer

This week our careers interview focuses on medical writing and what kind of opportunities are available for anyone looking to move into this field.  Lauren Donaldson tells us how she got started out after her PhD and we’ll be comparing this with a freelance medical writer in the coming weeks so keep posted. You describe […]

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IDT’s SciTools provide intelligent oligonucleotide design

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), the world leader in oligonucleotide synthesis, provides SciTools, a free oligo design and analysis suite for the in-depth characterization of oligonucleotides. The applications provided can determine the properties and optimal assay conditions of any sequence entered, all at the click of a button. Free online tools allow the analysis of any […]

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In PCR, qPCR and qRT-PCR 24th of May, 2011
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Careers for Scientists – Clinical Research

This week we’re taking a look at the clinical research industry for some great advice if you’re thinking about moving into this field.  Vicki Ronaldson, one of our staff writers and more recently of Bitesize Bio webinar fame tells us all about her job and how she got there… You describe yourself as a clinical […]

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Careers for Scientists – Operations Director

It’s time for another interview with a scientist to see what careers are out there waiting for you.  A few Bitesize Bio readers have asked for more information on jobs within the editorial or publishing industries, so this week I spoke with Laura Stemmle of American Journal Experts.  Here’s Laura’s low-down on what she does […]

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The Olympus cell^frap system for simultaneous imaging and photo-manipulation

Olympus provides the cell^frap module for the xcellence live cell imaging and manipulation system, which enables users to perform fluorescence recovery after photo-bleaching (FRAP), inverse FRAP (iFRAP), fluorescence loss in photobleaching (FLIP) and fluorescence loss after photobleaching (FLAP) experiments. The cell^frap system is also ideal for more advanced processes such as photo-conversion, photo-activation, pattern bleaching, […]

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In Microscopy & Imaging 5th of May, 2011
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The Olympus IX81 microscope with the new ZDC2 Z-Drift compensation system automatically maintains focus when capturing multiple images

Olympus has today announced the release of the inverted IX81 microscope with ZDC2 Z-Drift compensation system. This next generation solution ensures that your samples are always in focus, providing extremely sharp images. The two modes, continuous and ‘one-shot’, enable the completion of any time-lapse experiments. The brand new Z-Drift compensation system continually monitors the distance […]

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In Microscopy & Imaging 5th of May, 2011
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10 Great Tips To Make A Good Impression At Your Interview

Some of you will be graduating soon and probably busy applying for your first job. How well do you think you’ll perform at interview? It’s a difficult thing for anyone at any level, and we’ll try our best to guide you through some of the likely questions and situations you might find yourself having to […]

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Six good reasons to manage sample data in an electronic lab notebook

[bsbvideo video=”http://bitesizebio.s3.amazonaws.com/content/uploads/2011/04/ecat.mov” width=”600″ height=”450″ description=”” player=”4″ autoload=”true” autoplay=”false” loop=”false” autorewind=”true” /] Samples and the lab notebook: Never the twain shall meet? You probably think of managing samples as a separate activity from keeping your lab notebook. You — and others in the lab — probably keep track of, or try to keep track of freezer […]

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In Organization & Productivity 29th of April, 2011
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Careers for Scientists – Scientific Policy

So you want to make a difference?  Here’s a career move for you that I personally think is a terrific choice for a scientist.  I’ve been speaking with Jennifer Pohlhaus, who works in science policy and here’s what she had to say about her job. Hi Jennifer, Your job as a Science Policy Project Manager […]

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In Career Development & Networking 25th of April, 2011