The length of postdoctoral training has become a problem. There is an easy way to solve this problem….
Archives for December 2015
In order to reduce the number of graduate students, improve their quality, and remove incentives for their exploitation by PIs, forbid PIs to fund students on research grants. Instead, all student support should come from dedicated individual or institutional training grants…See more >>
The large amounts of money given to university overhead have crippled scientific advances. To my knowledge it is distributed unevenly. We could support a lot more science and scientists if we reformed overhead. At the NIH rules were changed so that senior administrators were allowed a lab. As a result many deputies were added to the budget and the senior staff is getting geriatric. No room for young scientists.
Leveraging self-assessments to help trainees think and talk about their interests, work styles, and values is a critical part of the career exploration and professional development process. Once trainees are a little more self aware, they are able to reflect and make more informed career decisions. How can a wide range of satisfying careers be facilitated for those with a talent and a passion for science?