Life in Science

2022 Issues -- Volume 18

June 2022

Anya Lawrence

"Reflections on Inclusive Recruitment Practices"

Statement and Question: Recruitment is often said to be based on merit and interview performance. However, it has been shown/argued that these are inherently biased in favour of people that ‘fit in’ instead of ‘stand out’ (e.g., biases exist in student evaluations for teaching staff in higher education), and minorities ‘are less likely to be viewed as future leaders, in part because they may be perceived to not have traditional qualities we associate with leadership (e.g., decisiveness, competitiveness)’. How should we change recruitment to be more inclusive?

Anya Lawrence addresses this question,


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2020 Issues -- Volume 16

August 2020

Emily H.G. Cooperdock, Jabrane Libidi, James W. Dottin III, and Benjamin Keisling

"Black Lives Matter: Promoting Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in Geochemistry"


2017 Issues -- Volume 13

April 2017

Penny L. King and Ian S. Williams

"On Implementing a Workplace Cultural Survey"


2016 Issues -- Volume 12

April 2016

Marc D. Norman and Penny L. King

"An Editorial View on Publishing Articles"


2015 Issues -- Volume 11

February 2015

Penny L. King, Rachel S. Kirby, Liane M. Loiselle, Leo R. Pure and Christian J. Renggli

"Suggestions for Applying for a Master's or PhD Degree"

August 2015

Penny L. King

"Reaching our Goals Effectively -- A Work in Progress"


2014 Issues -- Volume 10

June 2014

Penny L. King and Vickie Bennett

"Setting up or Renovating a Laboratory"


2013 Issues -- Volume 9

April 2013

Penny L. King

"Traveling for Work -- Lessons from the Mars Curiosity Rover"

August 2013

Nick Scroxton

"Maximizing an Early-Career Researcher's Exposure at Conferences: Poster or Oral Presentation?"

December 2013

Penny L. King

"Changing Research Direction in the Middle of an Academic Career"


2012 Issues -- Volume 8

April 2012

Penny King

"How to Run a Workshop"

August 2012

Penny King and Christopher Fulton

"Writing Your First Proposal"


2011 Issues -- Volume 7

June 2009

Penny L. King

"An Introduction to a Life in Science"

December 2009

Penny L. King

"Trying to Write, Instead of 'Trying not to Write'"