The Skills Gap

Life scientists in today’s research environment face a number of challenging hurdles in the race to publish.  Keeping on top of the literature, experiments, teaching, presentations, and conferences all compete for their limited time. This time pressure means that the development of complementary skills is frequently side-lined. Effective communication (scientific writing), data analysis and visualization, and the ability to secure funding (grant writing) are frequently learnt by young scientists in an ad hoc, inefficient manner while “on-the-job”. But these are essential tools to building research success. Most scientists are not equipped with these tools and must acquire them to successfully launch their careers.

 

Our Solution

Science Craft serves the needs of young researchers by equipping them with the tools they need to publish their research with impact. Our training workshops and editing service are uniquely tailored to these needs. Our focus is on ensuring that the tools acquired are not only useful in scientific careers but are also transferable to other career paths. We are committed to ensuring that international researchers are not placed at a disadvantage by the fact that today’s science is communicated in English.

Science Craft also serves the needs of research institutes, universities and graduate schools. By providing high-quality, practical skills training to their students, we help our clients to fulfil their promise of offering distinctive doctoral training in a competitive and international environment.

 

How We Got Here

Science Craft’s co-founders, Dr. Rick Scavetta and Dr. Brian Cusack are life scientists educated to post-doctoral level who were both fortunate enough to have received gold-standard mentoring during their doctoral studies. This positive experience prompted Rick and Brian to identify common gaps in skills training for young researchers through an intimate appreciation of their needs.