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As a training-reform effort by four scientific leaders slows, science trainees may already be voting with their feet.
French geneticist Jérôme Lejeune may have missed out on the Nobel Prize, but now he’s nominated for an even higher honor.
A reanalysis of an oft-repeated claim highlights the need for better understanding of job creation.
In Australia, too, prognostications of imminent science-related workforce shortages are unreliable.
As members of Congress renew the push to raise high-skill immigration quotas, a report predicts a dramatic fall in the wages of new computer science graduates.
An analysis of a 1960s Italian experiment shows that STEM-workforce expansion can have unintended consequences.
The National Academies’ new report details why doing a postdoc is generally a bad idea.
Issues and Perspectives
The former Princeton University president has been fighting for the interests of early-career scientists for more than 20 years.
By the end of the Ph.D., women from underrepresented groups were far more attracted to nonresearch careers.
NSF’s annual report on new doctorate recipients contains mostly bad news for early-career scientists.
For those who follow postdoc issues, the new National Academies proposals sound familiar. But maybe things will turn out differently this time.
The realities of women’s careers in academic science have changed. The discussion about them should change, too.
A postdoc-organized conference in Boston yields a consensus statement on “what the postdocs are worried about.”
A federal judge says that tech workers can challenge a Bush-era immigration order that allows foreign STEM students to work an extra 19 months.
An immigration expert says the executive action will hurt U.S. tech workers, but for scientists the impact seems benign.
An article in Information Week and a leading labor expert argue that the so-called skills shortage is really a failing of companies’ human resources function.
As many senior scientists dither and protect the status quo, postdocs organize a conference to take matters into their own hands.
Networking feels “icky” when you feel like you’re exploiting other people for personal gain.
Among the most important is the right to be considered for tenure-track jobs.
A study of former UCSF postdocs finds they occupy a variety of careers.