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Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History
Low Pay, Pension Cuts Prompt Largest University Strike in UK History

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

More than 70,000 staff members from 150 universities are set to strike later this month, marking five consecutive years of academic protests in the country.

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HHMI to Award More than $1 Billion to Promote Equity in Research
Andy Carstens | May 26, 2022 | 2 min read
A new program will provide 150 early-career scientists committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity up to $8.6 million each.
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Pandemic Amplifies Postdoc Struggles
Bianca Nogrady | Dec 28, 2021 | 9 min read
Postdoctoral fellows faced challenges before COVID-19 changed the way academia functions, and these early career scientists report that things have only gotten harder.
UC Santa Cruz Fires Graduate Students Taking Part in Strike
Catherine Offord | Mar 2, 2020 | 2 min read
The university sent dismissal letters to 54 teaching assistants who have been engaged in a months-long dispute over pay.
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Survey Highlights “Shocking” Gender Bias Among PI Pay in UK
David Adam | Mar 15, 2019 | 3 min read
Young science professors, both men and women, say their institutions don’t support them with enough mentoring and resources yet ask them to teach sometimes up to 40 hours a week.
CDC Director Takes a $165,300 Pay Cut
Diana Kwon | May 9, 2018 | 2 min read
Robert Redfield’s record-setting salary was nearly double that of his predecessors.
Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize
Jim Daley | Apr 23, 2018 | 2 min read
The decision affects about 5,000 graduate students at the university who are eligible to join the union.
Graduate Student Unions Opt Out of Federal Recognition
Abby Olena, PhD | Feb 22, 2018 | 3 min read
Student workers seek voluntary recognition of their unions by university administrators out of concern that political appointees may deny their unions legal status.
Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students
Patricia M. Lawston and Michael T. Parker | Nov 30, 2017 | 4 min read
Our calculations find troubling increases in taxes if a US House–led tax plan succeeds, but tuition waivers, as the Senate bill has proposed, could actually reduce students’ tax burdens.
2017 Life Science Salary Survey
Aggie Mika | Nov 1, 2017 | 7 min read
Industry professionals make more than academic researchers, but for professors, it may not be about the money.
Salary Survey: By the Numbers
Aggie Mika | Oct 31, 2017 | 1 min read
An overview of this year's results in graphical form
University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize
Abby Olena, PhD | Oct 27, 2017 | 3 min read
The university’s administration tried unsuccessfully to stop the vote.
Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report
Kerry Grens | Aug 23, 2017 | 1 min read
Authored by Salk PIs, the study claims women attract more federal funding, yet have smaller labs and receive less support from the institute.
US Postdocs Grapple with Salary Changes
Karen Zusi | Dec 16, 2016 | 3 min read
Postdocs nationwide were set to have an increased minimum salary or become eligible for overtime pay until a court injunction halted new Department of Labor regulations.
2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2016 | 10+ min read
Most researchers feel stimulated by their work but are dissatisfied with their compensation, according to this year’s results.
2016 Salary Survey: By the Numbers
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2016 | 1 min read
This year's life sciences salary survey turned up some interesting trends in the U.S. and around the world.
Male Docs in Academia Earn More: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 12, 2016 | 2 min read
Female physicians working at medical schools in the U.S. make about $51,000 less than their male counterparts on average.
The 2016 Salary Survey Is Here
The Scientist Staff | Mar 18, 2016 | 1 min read
Answer some brief questions and help us determine the most current salary outlook for life scientists and earn a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Earnings for New PhDs
Karen Zusi | Dec 14, 2015 | 2 min read
A project examining the relationship between research funding and economic productivity offers insights into where new graduates work and what they earn.
2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Amanda B. Keener and Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015 | 8 min read
This year’s survey highlights dramatic regional, sector, and gender variations.
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