Looks like the little one is developing very good music taste: after enjoying Queen’s concert in Budapest and dancing to Kravitz, today she surprised us saying she likes Green Day very much. My Girl!
I just got a call from a friend who is looking for someone who knows how to digest scientific publications into a knowledge base. He/she should hold a degree in life science and have idea about controlled vocabularies ( knowing semantic web is a plus). The company is located in Switzerland but is looking for an remote employee (with occasional visits to Switzerland) from Central-Eastern Europe.
Here is more:
Our customer, an international leading pharmaceutical company, currently needs an experienced and highly motivated Scientific Knowledge Analyst. This position will be a long-term contract starting as soon as possible, there is an option for home office.
If you want to be part of an international team and work in a challenging scientific environment, we might have the right opportunity for you.
Your responsibility in this role is to ensure maintenance and improvement of the scientific database as well as quality control of several relevant publications (clinical and medical). Having been able to gather experience in the field of authoring and indexing you are able to quickly review, classify and retrieve key messages from scientific publications. Coming from a scientific background you are strongly familiar with the controlled vocabulary used and are able to handle database content diligently.
To be successful you need to bring the following to the role:
- Scientific Degree in a life science field (Pharmacology, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, etc.)
- Previous experience with (scientific) literature databases
- Strongly knowledgeable about indexing, controlled vocabularies, and authoring
- Experience extracting relevant content from scientific publications
- Additional degree/certification in the field of information science is an advantage
- Excellent communication skills
- Fluent English, German is an asset
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A Diamond in the Flame
The candle was invented over 2,000 years ago in China, but for a long time no one quite understood what secrets the flames held—scientists knew that hydrocarbon molecules exist at the base of the flame, and are converted into carbon dioxide by the time they reach the top, but they didn’t understand the exact process. ‘You have the glittering beauty of gold and silver, and the still higher lustre of jewels, like the ruby and diamond,’ Michael Faraday wrote in 1860, addressing light, ‘but none of these rival the brilliancy and beauty of flame. What diamond can shine like flame?’ Well, according to research at the University of St Andrews, a flame actually shines like a diamond. Professor of Chemistry Wuzong Zhou recently discovered that a burning candle flame creates diamond nanoparticles at a rate of 1.5 million per second. Dr Zhou used a sampling technique he invented himself to remove particles from the centre of the flame, and upon analysis, he found the flame contained all four known forms of carbons. This was strange, since each of them are usually created under different conditions, but he realised this meant something amazing: the hydrocarbon molecules were being turned into tiny diamonds. The diamonds burn up in the process and are released as carbon dioxide, and there are currently no ways to extract them, but Zhou’s research could prove useful for future research into green, economic diamond production. It’s a tantalising discovery—light a candle, and you can watch millions and millions of tiny, glittering diamonds wink in and out of existence.