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According to a source quoted in Chemical & Engineering News, about half of researchers retained by the pharmaceutical industry in the next 2 years are likely to be temps.
Hidden opportunities uncovered through networking are the key to career success, a new book argues.
The faculty members who hang on to their jobs, apparently, have smaller pensions and nothing else to do.
According to a report, about a third of academic institutions are on precarious financial footing.
"I think it becomes more difficult [to cheat] when the student knows what the professor knows and the professor knows what the student knows." --Adil Shamoo
A new book aims to help young academics, in the sciences and other fields, navigate academia's rough terrain.
An article in The New Yorker describes an endocrinologist's battle against a company's attempts to discredit his science.
"We hear persistent reports of postdocs and other folks working on grants who are either forbidden to take maternity leave or told that if they do, they'll be fired." --Joan Williams
Another needless death at a university research facility points up the scandal of lax safety standards in academe.
Issues and Perspectives
Correcting the problems and inequities that bedevil postdocs will require changing the culture of labs and universities across the country, and the National Science Foundation can and should take steps to catalyze reform.
Postdocs funded by National Research Service Awards subject to “payback” requirement
"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
A former lab manager argues that modern information systems hold the key to safer academic labs.
The Chemical Safety Board's report on the Texas Tech explosion is essential reading for anyone in charge of an academic lab.
The Job Market
The Job Market
The Job Market
"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
Physicists, too, can apply their scientific training to curing disease and alleviating human suffering.
Under Republican leadership, a Senate committee on high-skill guest worker visas focuses on outsourcing and job losses, not the need for more high-skill workers.
A clear-eyed new book demystifies the tenure-track job market.
In the wake of a lab worker's death, experts warn that many academic labs are unsafe.
Two reports propose significant reforms for graduate students and postdocs.