A discussion of the “PostDoc- Situation” in the US in light of the recent amendment of the US overtime pay law

One step forward, two steps back….? The Status Quo So much has been said and written about the “special kind of hell” that often describes the daily life of a postdoctoral research fellow. There have been objections against the poor pay and horrid hours, advice on how to combine a young family with the demands of a prosperous career, and many other more or less specific issues regarding the career choices and trajectories of postdocs. But after all this reporting, writing, and the discussions – what has actually been achieved?

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A closer look into the reward system of scientists #meta

My contribution to the Albert Einstein College's blog - originally published January 2016 on http://blogs.einstein.yu.edu/making-a-scientists-brain-light-up/ Making a Scientist’s Brain Light Up   What excites a scientist’s brain? Is it the next big breakthrough experiment that will save humanity? Is it the approval of the R01 grant that will guarantee another few years of life in the... Continue Reading →

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