Monday, May 15, 2006

A pittance for a nano pen at Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins is launching a nanotech research center that will focus on medicine. About $6 million from Hopkins, the National Science Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and NASA will prop the doors open at the new Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBiotechnology. To help spread the word, the university is looking for a full-time writer. The salary? "Mid to upper $30's."

I'd apply, except I'd need about four of these jobs to support my four kids, dog and mortgage. It's a phenomenon that I am used to -- this idea that just because anybody can type, anybody can write -- but it still frustrates me at times how low a value is placed on my profession.

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