"Postdocs in crisis: science cannot risk losing the next generation — The pandemic has worsened the plight of postdoctoral researchers. Funders need to be offering more than moral support."
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Editorial: What matters is that talented people find satisfying careers in science. Principal investigators should show flexibility, patience and support for everyone in their group and push harder than ever for mental-health services.
Early career researchers in crisis: science cannot risk losing the next generation #ecrchat We cannot allow the pandemic to destroy the careers of these smart young people — many of whom are likely to contribute to finding a solution to it.
"It is tragic that so many early-career researchers are in such distress. And it spells trouble for knowledge, discovery and invention if so many people are concluding that they have no future in science."
Editorial: What matters is that talented people find satisfying careers in science. Principal investigators should show flexibility, patience and support for everyone in their group and push harder than ever for mental-health services.
They've already lost. If academia wants to retain talent then universities need to compete with industry and other sectors be more desirable places to work. Post-docs are doing more than enough to prove they deserve better. Leaving is understandable!
The pandemic has worsened the plight of postdoctoral researchers. Funders need to be offering more than moral support.
. Editorial - Postdocs in crisis: science cannot risk losing the next generation Many funders have extended deadlines and asked universities to pay salaries without funding these extensions. This is neither fair nor sustainable.
"It is tragic that so many early-career researchers are in such distress. And it spells trouble for knowledge, discovery and invention if so many people are concluding that they have no future in science."
23% of postdocs said that they have sought help for anxiety or depression caused by their work, and a further 26% would like such help but have not yet sought it.
Postdocs in crisis: science cannot risk losing the next generation
Postdocs in crisis: science cannot risk losing the next generation
Obviously, due to pandemic, we can't possibly afford more biomedical research... Actually, how can we afford not to invest in more biomedical research! which would also have the side effect of promoting the careers of a talented generation of postdocs.
Postdocs were underpaid before the pandemic & now face bigger challenges during this crisis
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This is indeed a very stressful time for postdocs worldwide. And as a migrant, dealing with maintaining a legal status adds to the stress burden. I'm thankful for the flexibility patience and support from my research group and
- interesting reading. I would say that I'm not alone in this.
"The pandemic has worsened the plight of postdoctoral researchers. Funders need to be offering more than moral support.“ 🤐
Academia turn its back on the brightest minds, those we need. How a global crisis makes all that is wrong visible. Be sure to record all of it in the lessons learned. When, and if the dust settles we have a huge job ahead, correcting many structural flaws.
The pandemic has worsened the plight of postdoctoral researchers. Funders need to be offering more than moral support.
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