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    April 04, 2008

    Taken for Granted Index

    Early-career issues for postdocs and other researchers who deserve better.

    May 02, 2008

    Taken for Granted: Lost in Space

    "The NIH funding crisis is chronic, systemic, and much worse than reported." --Peter Cariani

    February 13, 2009

    The Man Who Wasn't There

    What does the tale of Douglas Prasher, the protein, and the Nobel Prize reveal about the scientific labor market?

    September 04, 2009

    A 'Natural' Step?

    Rutgers postdocs join their bosses' union as union efforts multiply across the continent.

    January 08, 2010

    Taken for Granted: A Shot at Transforming America's Energy Future

    A postdoc's new company wins one the 37 coveted first-round ARPA-E grants.

    May 14, 2010

    Taken for Granted: Intimate Collaborators

    Scientists' strong propensity to pair up romantically, research shows, can either help or hurt their careers.

    June 04, 2010

    Taken for Granted: Making a Federal Case of Young Scientists' Concerns

    Two issues important to postdocs and other science trainees have been elevated recently to the federal level.

    December 03, 2010

    Choosing Between Science and Caring?

    Research suggests that many able women view careers in hard science as inimical to important values.

    August 10, 2012

    Crossing the Rubicon

    By admitting responsibility for the conditions that caused Sheri Sangji’s death, the University of California takes a step toward better lab safety.

    April 29, 2005

    Not Your Father's Postdoc

    "The number one thing that every postdoc needs to think about is what they want to do when they grow up." - Ida Chow, executive officer of the Society of Developmental Biology

    November 04, 2005

    Too Much of a Good Thing?

    The academic research enterprise is now an intensely competitive multibillion-dollar establishment, fueled by government money and utterly dependent on inexpensive graduate student and postdoc labor.

    Taken for Granted
    February 01, 2013

    Better Learning Through Chemistry?

    The American Chemical Society boldly and insightfully examines what's wrong with graduate education—and how to fix it.

    Taken for Granted
    July 09, 2014

    The Landmark Patrick Harran Case Ends Inconclusively

    The legal struggle arising from the death of Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji leaves a major question unresolved.

    August 07, 2009

    Taken for Granted: Doing Something About the Postdoc Mess

    Two new initiatives seek to prepare postdocs for off-campus careers.

    Taken for Granted
    March 05, 2014

    Empowered Students and Postdocs Drive Lab Safety

    A student- and postdoc-driven program at the University of Minnesota is building a strong, new safety culture.

    March 06, 2009

    Shovel-Ready Science

    How the stimulus affects the scientific labor market depends on what comes after it.

    Taken for Granted
    January 04, 2013

    Bordering on Confusion

    High-skill immigration reform is more complicated and contentious than it looks, an expert conference shows.

    June 08, 2007

    Living the Issue

    "To me, having a Ph.D. and being a professor is a lifelong learning experience. The degree, to me, is to teach you how to teach yourself later on." --Adil Shamoo

    December 14, 2007

    Rising Above "The Gathering Storm"

    "Substantially more scientists and engineers graduate from U.S. universities than can find attractive career openings in the U.S. workforce, [and] the postdoc population, which has grown very rapidly in U.S. universities and is recruited increasingly from abroad, looks more like a pool of low-cost research lab workers with limited career prospects than a high-quality training program for soon-to-be academic researchers." --Michael Teitelbaum

    January 04, 2008

    Feeling the Elephant

    "All the people who put the reports together have one or another of their personal needs fulfilled … but it doesn’t help the nation." - Vivek Wadhwa

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