Postdocs

Postdocs

A huge crowd of striking student workers holding picket signs.
Nov 15, 2022
Some 48,000 graduate student workers, postdocs and researchers across the U of California are striking for a major pay increase. The pressure is on.

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October 31, 2017
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.
September 22, 2017
PETA goes after a Yale postdoc for her research on birds, and some academics cry foul.
August 8, 2017
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.
June 22, 2017
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.
March 28, 2017
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.
December 15, 2016
Our country must appreciate the value of postdoctoral education and do more to ensure that it flourishes, writes David Silbersweig.
December 11, 2014
National Academies report sees system in disarray and calls for better pay, more mentoring and speedier path to their own labs.
May 24, 2013
Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.
August 17, 2009
Analysis at chemistry meeting asks why some graduate departments are so much more successful than others at placing their female Ph.D.'s and postdocs in top positions.
January 21, 2008
Whitehead plan may break new ground by making retirement contributions for those on fellowships.

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