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Relaunch of Naturejobs.com maintains commitment to scientific community

Added: (Wed Sep 05 2001)

Pressbox (Press Release) - Naturejobs, the free careers resource of the Nature Publishing Group, relaunches Naturejobs.com on the 6th of September. Several novel features have been engineered, including Job-Alerts (up-to-date job postings tailored to users job searches by e-mail) and sophisticated resume/C.V. tools, allowing users details to be stored and then searched by employers.

As well as being synonymous with premium scientific positions from post-grads to senior scientists, Naturejobs is an aggregator of information including job postings, funding opportunities, training and news in the scientific arena.

Popular editorial features include:

Special Reports - A look at career dynamics created by large multicentred, multidisciplinary projects and the resulting community issues.
Careers & Recruitment (C&R) - Now monthly, these features demonstrate the dynamics of employment in different fields and give a realistic assessment of employment opportunities.
Regions - Details employment climate in science hotspots around the world from the perspective of scientists. An objective look at pros and cons of working in these hotspots makes this section attractive to the global scientist.

But this is not only why the free resource Naturejobs has been so popular with those working in science. The secret of Naturejobs’s success is that it behaves very differently from the generic ‘job board’ model.

Fabien Savenay the Naturejobs Publisher revealed. “Success stems from our philosophy of whole-heartedly serving the global scientific community. Whatever stage of their career path, we anticipate, research and develop essential products. As with Nature, our strength is in our excellent editorial coverage and closeness to the community”.

This isn’t just rhetoric or a glib soundbite. “We aim to give an objective view of the global scientific job market” claims Naturejobs editor Paul Smaglik. “Our goal is to be the natural link between the jobseeker and the recruiter”

The following features display how the Naturejobs editorial differentiates itself from anything else in the public domain:

A realistic assessment of prospects in different fields without hype. A recent example of this is the structural biology Careers & Recruitment (C&R) feature (6th Sept 2001) in which the outlook appears brighter for protein chemists rather than for general molecular biologists.

A multidisciplinary outlook, reinforced by both physical science and life science channels on the new website. As the edges become blurred Naturejobs will report on how this will affect the scientific workplace.

Every career stage is catered to, from post-doc to senior scientists. A good example of this being a recent article on Finance which claimed opportunities were more prevalent for mid-career scientists rather than juniors. The structural biology C&R feature Sept 6th 2001 also highlights the need for more managers in science, and discuses who are best qualified to take on these roles.

Naturejobs is the recruitment resource of the Nature Publishing Group, publishers of the 132-year-old multidisciplinary journal Nature and the Nature Research and Reviews titles. The enhanced website www.naturejobs.com launches on the 6th September 2001.

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