Rescuing Biomedical Research, an organization committed to overcoming the systemic flaws in the biomedical research enterprise, strongly supports increasing pay for postdoctoral scholars. RBR urges universities and the National Institutes of Health to work together to raise the minimum pay of postdocs to at least $47,476 per year to better reflect their level of education, […]
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io9’s article on the “New Underclass….” touches upon the recent trends in the biomedical science career path. It also reflects on the damaging effects of hypercompetition, referencing Alberts, Kirschner, Tilghman, and Varmus in PNAS’s “Rescuing U.S. Biomedical Research From its Systemic Flaws.”
The Boston Globe article, “Glut of postdoc researchers stirs quiet crisis in science“, features quotes from Marc Kirschner and postdocs from the Boston area. We welcome your thoughts about this article and the crisis in general.
One of the main concerns related to our endeavor is the effect of the shortages (money, jobs, and prime publishing space) on the demographics of biomedical science, especially the prolonged path to independence. One of the more surprising facts is that the percentage of NIH grant-holders under the age of thirty-six has fallen six-fold (from […]