Postdocs

New study says scientists are leaving academic work at unprecedented rates

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New study says scientists are leaving academic work at unprecedented rate.

Labor Department answers questions on academic employees and overtime

Labor Department answers questions about who gets overtime and who doesn't, with online instructors, among others, now no longer eligible.

Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics?

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Could postdoc unions be the next big thing in collective bargaining among academics? Recent filing at University of Washington could be beginning of a new round of organizing.

PETA goes after a postdoc for her research on birds, and academics cry foul

PETA goes after a Yale postdoc for her research on birds, and some academics cry foul.

Scientific paper's acknowledgments section calls for reform of postdocs' treatment

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Author of a scientific paper fought for years to find a journal to accept his work, which has an acknowledgments section that includes a tribute to a colleague.

Survey of parent postdocs reveals lack of access to paid parental leave, pressures to return to work

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First-ever national survey of postdocs who are parents reveals a lack of access to paid parental leave, pressures to return to work early and extra stressors for parents of color.

Study suggests scientific work force is aging -- as younger scientists struggle to find good jobs

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Study suggests scientific work force is aging -- and will get even older, even as younger scientists hang on the sidelines in hopes of jobs and face longer odds of landing grants.

New report argues for better mentoring, pay, and career progression for postdocs

National Academies report sees system in disarray and calls for better pay, more mentoring and speedier path to their own labs.

Ph.D.s as teachers and other ideas emerge from panel on doctoral reform at Stanford

Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.

UCLA postdoc says she was retaliated against for raising pregnancy discrimination issues

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UCLA postdoc says she was retaliated against for complaining about her supervisor's reaction to her impending parenthood.

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