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A survey of 190 postdocs in North America reveals a surprisingly unhappy postdoc community with low satisfaction with life scores.
Research institutions should explicitly seek job candidates who can be frankly self-critical of their work, says Jeffrey Flier.
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Words of Wisdom from Those Who Publish (and Do Not Perish).
Most PhD students in the biological sciences will not go on to become academics.
A recent book guides Ph.D. students and postdocs through the process of preparing for a career outside academe.
Study finds faulty research creates a significant drop in use of prior published work.
What you should look for in an academic friend.
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Lab heads should let junior researchers take their projects with them when they start their own labs — it drives innovation and discovery, argues Ben A.
What it's like to work the night shift in a science lab
A new study analyzes how economists talk about each other in an online forum, and finds unmistakable signs of hostility toward women.
A paper on conformal algebra has recently caused a stir on social media. Not because of the science, but rather the heartfelt plea in the acknowledgements.
As a new French report highlights, early-career researchers face significant challenges landing permanent academic positions—but there may also be some rays of hope.
Oliver Rosten believes the postdoctoral system played a role in his friend’s suicide. Disseminating that opinion in a scientific journal took perseverance.
A postdoc suing over exclusion from patents offers a lesson for anyone working on potentially lucrative research.
On the potential disconnect between what researchers want to research and what funders want to fund.
I think I am the only living person in Sweden who achieved a professor chair with only one international journal publication.
Affordable dwellings are rare in many areas where junior researchers want to study or work.
BulliedIntoBadScience.org for early career researchers who aim for a fairer, more open and ethical research and publication environment.