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    April 06, 2012

    What the Doctors Ordered

    Medical practice has changed to meet the needs of female physicians. How likely is academic science to make a similar adjustment?

    December 01, 2006

    It Ain't Over Till It's Over

    "If [the union] is open, honest, and transparent, I think that postdocs at UCSF would welcome discussion." --Anne T. Union

    February 02, 2007

    Contemptuous Irresolution

    "In the current environment, any increase is welcome." --Dave Moore, AAMC

    March 02, 2007

    A "Hippocratic Oath" for Scientists?

    Jones believes that senior scientists have "lost a sense of accountability to the next generation insofar as all of our interests in them are self interests ... so that
    our career can get advanced but not necessarily
    their career."

    November 30, 2007

    GREAT Expectations

    GREAT is now transforming its committee on postdocs into a body that will have its own independent, university-appointed membership, elected leadership, and meetings.

    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

    April 04, 2008

    Taken for Granted: Help Is on the Way (for Some)

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

    December 05, 2008

    Taken for Granted: Can Early-Career Scientists Believe in Change?

    Postdocs' prospects are dimmed by the new Administration's many competing priorities and a lack of understanding at the highest levels of the scientific work-force glut.

    December 04, 2009

    NIH's Dr. Ruth

    Ruth L. Kirschstein's life of research and service provides a powerful example for young scientists.

    March 05, 2010

    Taken for Granted: Labor Unions and Postdoc Disputes

    His life in tatters, one former UMass postdoc sues his college and his adviser as postdocs on three UMass campuses unionize.

    April 08, 2011

    Taken for Granted: Doctoral Candidate

    Postdoc-turned-politician Peter Ferguson hopes to bring his scientific insight to Canada's federal Parliament.

    June 03, 2011

    Taken for Granted: Immigrants and Entrepreneurship

    Recent research questions some popular estimates of the role of the foreign-born in founding high-tech companies.

    August 05, 2011

    Taken for Granted: Everything Money Can Buy

    The vast wealth of the oil-rich Arab states is creating opportunities for scientists who can stand the heat.

    March 02, 2012

    Taken for Granted: Foreign Invasion

    What happens when an influx of established talent invades a small research field?

    August 04, 2006

    NIH Urges Career Training and Tracking

    "Programs should provide all NRSA trainees with additional professional development skills and career guidance."

    May 05, 2006

    A Novel Look at Postdocs

    "Nowadays," she continued, "people have much more freedom in their personal lives and professional choices than they did when they were sold to an apprenticeship in the old days, and yet, at the same time, they're buying into this almost feudal system in which once you dedicate a certain number of years, you are bound by the amount of time you've spent." --Allegra Goodman

    February 03, 2006

    A Bridge to Independence

    ”Nothing is more important than supporting the new investigators early. … In the press of budget adjustment, we do not jeopardize the seeds of the future.” --Elias Zerhouni

    June 02, 2006

    Northern Exposure

    "We need to tell society and our community that [postdocs] exist and play a major role in our research labs and our research organization." --Gary Slater, dean of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Ottawa.

    October 06, 2006

    Who We Are As Scientists

    “The pressure [in science] is enormous. When I was running the IBM research labs, that was one of my biggest challenges [in] sustaining quality.” --Randy Isaac

    March 03, 2006

    The State of the Union

    "There’s a second way of evaluating this, in terms of the intangibles, things that you get out of it that don’t fill your stomach but that fill your soul: respect, which I think is number one; the ability to go to work and not have to put up with being treated like a second-class citizen." --John Wagner

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