"Although the specific goals of the Roadmap themes are numerous, taken together they can be seen as an ambitious, desperately needed attempt to renew the commitment of NIH to the support for young investigators."
"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
I was promoted though the ranks at Maryland, surviving long enough to become the African-American faculty member with the longest tenure at College Park and chair of the mathematics department from 1991 to 1996.
"Postdocs should be given space to discover their potential value to a wide array of audiences (and employers), encouragement to make career choices reflecting their passion and expertise, and the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their chosen profession."