Left icon

Register Now!

Free Membership
for our Partner Institutions
Not in List?
We serve 200+ Institutions with limited Free Accounts or $19.95/1 Yr or $39.95/Lifetime Accounts
Not in List?
  • Search over 1500+ listings for MS, PhD and MD holders
  • Discounted Career Tools customized for life science postgraduates
  • Attend Webinars to expose you to varieties of career paths, experts and peers
  • Be able to join the Bio Careers Blog, where you can ask your career questions and find bloggers going through the same job transitions you are

  • Your Place in the Policy Universe

    Brooke L. Hemming, PhD
    Environmental Sciences
    Government Research
    Rate this article:

    The luck of the campus housing draw put me in the middle of the law school dorm for my first term as a graduate student in chemistry.  Late in the quarter, when anxieties were high, and the law students decompressed by arguing politics – loudly – in the hall outside my door, I was called upon to defend the funding of scientific research versus feeding the poor, as a social priority. I had been sitting quietly in my room, writing up an answer key to the weekly freshman chemistry problem set when a large, irate law student stepped into my room and demanded to know if I, a scientist, believed that science was “above the fray.”  A little startled to be thrust into their debate and a little uncertain about how I truly felt, I ...