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Thu, Dec 11
Solving the postdoc problem
An exhaustive, 120-page national report on the state of scientific postdoctoral researchers released Wednesday urges a range of reforms to ensure that thousands of well-educated scientists do not spend their most creative years in low-paid training for jobs that are in scarce supply.
The report, released by three of the most prestigious national organizations in science, engineering, and medicine, suggests postdoctoral researchers should receive higher salaries, better mentoring, and a time limit on how long they can work in those jobs.