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Elite scientists are gaining fame and fortune, writes Christopher Shea in The Chronicle of Higher Education, "[a]gainst the backdrop of a rampant reliance on adjuncts."
Four prominent scientist-administrators call on policymakers to reform a system that discourages "even the most outstanding prospective students from entering our profession."
An infographic displays common career paths for biology Ph.D.-holders.
Companies that choose worker replacement over retraining should consider the costs to society—and the implications for the long-term supply of qualified workers.
A study reveals significant race and sex differences in where Ph.D. holders work.
Recurring scares about purported science talent "shortages" damage both science and scientists, a new book shows.
The Northwestern University ruling appears to cast doubt on an earlier decision denying employee status to graduate assistants.
A skilled-immigration advocate says that importing new workers makes more sense than retraining—but is such an approach consistent with the broader interests of society?
Are claims of a shortage of scientists and technical workers merely a rhetorical tool aimed at increasing support for educational reform?
A clothing company uses smart women to sell its spring collection.
Following an injury, a Cornell University graduate student challenges the system.
In an interview with King's Review, Sydney Brenner delivers a scathing critique of how the United States manages its early-career scientists.
A student- and postdoc-driven program at the University of Minnesota is building a strong, new safety culture.
An online resource can help supervisors establish better and more productive relationships with international postdocs.
A petition calls for a boycott of a chemistry conference after the organizers posted a list of 29 speakers and chairs that included no women. It works.
What is causing the widespread distress expressed by academic researchers in a survey in The Chronicle of Higher Education? It's not just a small decline in the NIH research budget.
Several recent developments may signal improvements—or at least the possibility of improvements—in the working conditions of adjuncts and graduate student employees.
The Internal Revenue Service provides a "reasonable" way to count adjuncts' work hours, to determine if their employers must provide them with health insurance.
An article in The New Yorker describes an endocrinologist's battle against a company's attempts to discredit his science.
An essay in Molecular Biology of the Cell describes what it's like to work as a scientist in the biotech industry.
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