My name is Nicole and on behalf of Cyagen Biosciences I would like to invite you to enter our latest contest!
Would you like to help Cyagen break the stereotype of nerdy scientists and show the world that smart is sexy? If so, then please enter our "Smart is Sexy" calendar competition today! To enter, visit the official contest page and submit photos and a brief description of yourself and your research. You are qualified to enter if you are a member of the scientific community, whether a grad student, technician, post-doc, PI, or something else entirely.
Twelve men and twelve women will be selected as winners to be featured on our 2017 calendar entitled "Sexy Men and Women of Science", to be widely distributed through our extensive marketing networks. Winners will receive five free copies of the calendar plus 50% off (up to $1000) their next order at VectorBuilder.com or Cyagen.com; while runners-up will receive two free copies of the calendar plus 40% off (up to $400) on their next order at VectorBuilder.com or Cyagen.com. Plus, the infinite fame and glory of being featured on the calendar! Deadline for entries is August 1, 2016, so enter today!
Marketing Outreach Coordinator
This is wrong. This is very very wrong. When did how we look become important?
Update: lots of speculation on getting the douchebag who wrote this fired. All I can think of is what I wrote in this post. Well-meaning douchebags with the empathy and emotional breadth of a gnat.