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Looking Ahead: Help Wanted

Some plum science policy jobs are open--but who will risk taking them in the last year of the lame-duck Clinton Administration? The answer might come this spring, once search committees are through vetting candidates to replace former National Institutes of Health (NIH) head Harold Varmus and Department of Energy science czar Martha Krebs. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is also seeking an infusion of new blood. But according to Duncan Moore, OSTP's associate director for technology, "it's getting harder to attract good people [in the] eighth year of an 8-year administration."