Friday, November 7, 2008


That the job situation for life science PhDs is such that Science Magazine would publish this article is a bit scary. I am glad I am avoiding that entire can of worms.

"Few among the mass of grad students and postdocs, however, will ever enter that ultra-elite guild no matter how many hours they toil at their PI's bench, because there simply are too few academic jobs. Supervisors have largely abandoned any pretence of promising a career, except to the handful of star students usually designated early by mega-prestigious awards and publications. Few professors, in fact, even have the contacts or knowledge to steer young people toward the jobs that do exist, in quite substantial numbers, outside the academy."

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