(The questions were collected in this previous post.)
1. Chemjobber: “What’s the biggest clusterfuck of a project you’ve been involved with, and how did you make it worse?”
There was this project which involved a super-active compound, according to the primary and cell assays, and met stab data were decent. The compound was [...]
As long as I’m not breaking any laws, confidentially agreements or someone’s heart, I promise to give each and every of the ten (10) first commentators to this post, on any topic, a frank and extensive reply; full disclosure. (Let’s say at least five sentences each.)
Don’t be shy – this can be fun! [...]
Every now and then, company representatives contact me in hope that I mention their products or services on this page. In fact, mostly in exchange for nothing. I usually don’t even bother to reply, as I assume I’m just one name among many on their email list.
The other day however, I got an email [...]
Today, I got a nice little surprise in my mail inbox – the physical kind (they still exist!). My former diploma worker, almost a decade ago now… damn, has leveled up and will be defending his thesis in a couple of weeks from today.
I love the title! Exactly what you would expect from the [...]
Yup, my last solid connection with Big Pharma is hereby officially dead and buried. Period. Just now, I was going to sign a couple of documents, so I grabbed the nearest pen I could find, which happened to be an old one from a former employer of mine.
See what happened with your own [...]
So, you’re a scientist, huh? Ph.D. and God knows what…
You know, this is your girlfriend’s/wife’s, parents’, (CSI watching) non-scientist friends’ mental image of your work place
…while it in fact looks more like
(Peter, I am sorry. You’re an awesome chemist, really. But it was kind of difficult [...]