2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words
2020 in Scientists’ Own Words

The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.

The world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic this year, but researchers rose to all manner of challenges.

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The Pandemic Continues to Put a Damper on Faculty Hiring
The Pandemic Continues to Put a Damper on Faculty Hiring
Abby Olena | Oct 5, 2020
As the hiring season gets underway, academic listings are still way down from last year, but there are signs of the job market picking back up.
When Your Supervisor Is Accused of Research Misconduct
When Your Supervisor Is Accused of Research Misconduct
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 1, 2020
Early career researchers face unique challenges when a senior collaborator becomes embroiled in allegations of scientific malpractice.
The Pandemic’s Effects on Recruiting International STEM Trainees
The Pandemic’s Effects on Recruiting International STEM Trainees
Abby Olena | Apr 29, 2020
The closure of visa offices, travel and immigration restrictions, and general anxiety create barriers for the international graduate students and postdocs who play a huge role in research in the United States.
Opinion: Exorcising Ghostwriting from Peer Review
Opinion: Exorcising Ghostwriting from Peer Review
James L. Sherley | Jan 13, 2020
Training young scientists to review submitted manuscripts should be an academic exercise, not a facet of professional scientific publishing.
Postdocs More Important to Grad Students’ Skills than PIs Are
Postdocs More Important to Grad Students’ Skills than PIs Are
Emily Makowski | Oct 14, 2019
According to a new study, active participation in lab discussions from more senior lab members is positively linked to grad students’ abilities.
Is Mandatory Retirement the Answer to an Aging Workforce?
Is Mandatory Retirement the Answer to an Aging Workforce?
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2019
For many, it’s not a question of when senior academics should leave their posts, it’s about how to distribute scarce resources such as grants and faculty positions more fairly.
Scientists Don’t Stay for Long in Their Jobs Anymore: Study
Scientists Don’t Stay for Long in Their Jobs Anymore: Study
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 11, 2018
Plus, more scientists nowadays spend their entire careers in supporting roles, rather than leading their own research programs.
Columbia University Postdocs Vote to Unionize
Columbia University Postdocs Vote to Unionize
Ashley Yeager | Oct 5, 2018
More than 2,000 individuals favor the bargaining unit—the first at a private university in the US.
Scientists Are Opting for Remote Postdoc Positions
Scientists Are Opting for Remote Postdoc Positions
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Technology and family constraints are making the “ghostdoc” more popular, but the setup is not without costs, researchers say.