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Re: France suffering from dinosaur-decipherer deficiency
From: Ben Creisler firstname.lastname@example.org
This news story from the Times of London might be of interest,
concerning the major dinosaur finds recently made in the Charente
district of France.
A femur that is 2.4 m long... wow. The biggest *Giraffatitan* femur is
2.35 m, isn't it?
The article doesn't quite make clear if the problem is too few people
interested in such jobs or too little money to _create_ such jobs.
However, even if it's the latter, don't bother trying to apply. If you
want to have the right to apply for an academic job in France, you first
have to put yourself on the _liste de qualification_ of the ministry of
education, and that list is only open for a few months every year. I
finished my doctorate too late to get on the list in 2010, so I won't be
able to apply for any French academic jobs for over half a year from
now. The idea seems to be to cut down competition.