UC Santa Cruz Fires Graduate Students Taking Part in Strike
UC Santa Cruz Fires Graduate Students Taking Part in Strike
The university sent dismissal letters to 54 teaching assistants who have been engaged in a months-long dispute over pay.
UC Santa Cruz Fires Graduate Students Taking Part in Strike
UC Santa Cruz Fires Graduate Students Taking Part in Strike

The university sent dismissal letters to 54 teaching assistants who have been engaged in a months-long dispute over pay.

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
Survey Highlights “Shocking” Gender Bias Among PI Pay in UK
David Adam | Mar 15, 2019
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
CDC Director Takes a $165,300 Pay Cut
Diana Kwon | May 9, 2018
Robert Redfield’s record-setting salary was nearly double that of his predecessors.
Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize
Harvard Teaching and Research Assistants Vote to Unionize
Jim Daley | Apr 23, 2018
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
Graduate Student Unions Opt Out of Federal Recognition
Abby Olena | Feb 22, 2018
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
Opinion: Taxable Tuition = Trouble for Graduate Students
Patricia M. Lawston, Michael T. Parker | Nov 30, 2017
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
2017 Life Science Salary Survey
Aggie Mika | Nov 1, 2017
Industry professionals make more than academic researchers, but for professors, it may not be about the money.
Salary Survey: By the Numbers
Salary Survey: By the Numbers
Aggie Mika | Oct 31, 2017
An overview of this year's results in graphical form
University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize
University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize
Abby Olena | Oct 27, 2017
The university’s administration tried unsuccessfully to stop the vote.
Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report
Big Gender Gaps in Salk Institute Faculty: Report
Kerry Grens | Aug 23, 2017
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
US Postdocs Grapple with Salary Changes
Karen Zusi | Dec 16, 2016
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
2016 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2016
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
2016 Salary Survey: By the Numbers
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2016
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
Male Docs in Academia Earn More: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 12, 2016
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 2016 Salary Survey Is Here
The Scientist Staff | Mar 18, 2016
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
Earnings for New PhDs
Karen Zusi | Dec 14, 2015
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
2015 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Amanda B. Keener, Karen Zusi | Nov 1, 2015
This year’s survey highlights dramatic regional, sector, and gender variations.
Some Grad Students Regain Health Insurance
Some Grad Students Regain Health Insurance
Kerry Grens | Aug 26, 2015
The University of Missouri returns subsidies for health benefits; New Mexico State University takes them away, offering a raise in return.
Grad Students Lose Health Insurance
Grad Students Lose Health Insurance
Kerry Grens | Aug 18, 2015
Two universities drop benefits for graduate students or their dependents.
The 2015 Salary Survey Is Complete
The 2015 Salary Survey Is Complete
The Scientist Staff | Mar 13, 2015
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's survey. Please check back in November for the results.