Thursday, September 07, 2006


The PhD Glut

The Scientist has an excellent article on the job-seeking woes of postdocs that uses a mix of anecdotal stories and broad survey statistics to bolster the following viewpoints:
The fellow holding the 'will work for food' sign (he's a regional manager for AstraZeneca) has some interesting anecdotes on his blog regarding street reaction to his stunt.

A related editorial in the same issue of The Scientist, "Are We Training Too Many Scientists?" ( has an interesting (but not surprising) comment----that senior scientists are training postdocs to benefit their own careers.

There are some interesting suggestions in this editorial for changes that could be made to the current training system.

Thanks Debbie!
Good link!

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