Friday, December 5, 2014
Poor Prospects for Postdocs
This week's Nature (1) highlights two reports, one from the UK and one from the US, that describe the parlous state of the postdoctoral experience for biomedical PhDs. Reduced government support for research, the implosion of the pharmaceutical industry's in-house research, and in the US, cutbacks at state universities, have all limited job prospects. Nonetheless major universities continue to crank out biomedical PhDs.
This is nothing new. See previous posts on this blog elaborating the situation in more detail (2,3).