« The Latest Sirtuin Controversy |
| Predicting Toxicology On A Chip? »
September 23, 2011
"The Smarter You Are, The More I Will Hate You"
I have just enough time today to link to this - which is simultaneously a nasty prank to pull on someone, and (for anyone who's been to grad school), completely hilarious. A message went out over a mail server list in Europe, after a post-doc position in Germany had been posted. It, um, clarified the nature of the position:
I am desperately searching for eager victims - postdocs or PhD students - mine or other supervisors' - to make my workhorses and to plunder ideas from. . .I cannot do research myself because I'm narrow-minded, rigid-brained, and petty. Therefore, I have to recruit desperate scientists from anywhere in the world and then manage (harangue) them into submission. The smarter you are relative to me, the more I will hate you. . .
It goes on in that vein for a while, winding up with the usual boilerplate legal language: "I am entitled to success because supremacy is my birthright".. Read it, cast you mind back to your own grad student/post-doc days, and imagine the temptation to do the same!
+ TrackBacks (0) | Category: Academia (vs. Industry)
POST A COMMENT
- RELATED ENTRIES
- A Last Summer Day Off
- The Early FDA
- Drug Repurposing
- The Smallest Drugs
- Life Is Too Short For Some Journal Feeds
- A New Look at Phenotypic Screening
- Small Molecules - Really, Really Small
- InterMune Bought