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DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL
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The Postdoc Crisis

The Postdoc Crisis

Academics is certainly not an easy career choice - and a post-doctoral position is a bit like trial by fire. It is obvious that everyone who does a postdoc will not be able to have a research career (in either academics or industry). It is just another sign that the acdemic system is broken.  If you choose to do a postdoctoral stint, it is smart to be clear on the reasons for doing so - and your subsequent career options....

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WHY SO MANY YOUNG SCIENTISTS ARE PUSHED OUT OF ACADEMIA

A rather frank but fair comment on the nature of the PhD process (link). The odds of obtaining an academic appointment are consistenly getting worse. Even if you are one of the lucky few to obtain a position, chances are that you will be expected to cover your own salary, lab expenses including rent, overhead, administrative support etc - with no hope of tenure in sight. A further indication that the academic process is broken??

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Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws

Rescuing US biomedical research from its systemic flaws
Glad to see that this issue is finally being raised. This article applies equally well to Europe and Japan. The nature of academic research, especially at top tier institutions, has become so hyper-competitive that the nature of academic collegiality is in serious danger. I am reluctant to advise young scientists these days to pursue a career in academics. The opportunities are few, and the hurdles to success high. At a certain level, society needs to decide the extent to which it values academic research. The current model is not sustainable.

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