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University of California, Striking Workers Unions Reach Tentative Deal
The agreement, which is not yet ratified, would increase academic workers’ salaries, but some call for an ongoing strike as the raises are less than desired.
University of California, Striking Workers Unions Reach Tentative Deal
University of California, Striking Workers Unions Reach Tentative Deal

The agreement, which is not yet ratified, would increase academic workers’ salaries, but some call for an ongoing strike as the raises are less than desired.

The agreement, which is not yet ratified, would increase academic workers’ salaries, but some call for an ongoing strike as the raises are less than desired.

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MRC Lead Apologizes Following Bullying Allegations
Catherine Offord | Dec 17, 2021 | 1 min read
In a statement issued by UK Research and Innovation, stem cell biologist Fiona Watt said she was devastated to learn of the impact of her actions and behavior on colleagues.
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Prominent Plant Geneticist Accused of Sexual Harassment
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2021 | 4 min read
Female scientists in Mexico have filed at least four formal complaints alleging abuse by Jean-Philippe Vielle Calzada of the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity.
U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million
Amy Schleunes | Mar 30, 2020 | 2 min read
Nine former students and faculty members who sued the institution in 2017 over its handling of sexual harassment claims will contribute a portion of the settlement to those whose careers suffered as a result.
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Scientists Report Stress, Bullying, and Harassment in New Survey
Amy Schleunes | Jan 15, 2020 | 2 min read
The results shed light on a research culture that encourages “unkind and aggressive conditions.”
Union Says National Lab in Canada Is a Toxic Workplace
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2019 | 3 min read
After a scientist at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg had a mental breakdown that may have contributed to her death in 2016, employees raise red flags about an unhealthy work environment.
Academia to FBI on Monitoring Chinese Scientists: “Tread Carefully”
Jef Akst | Aug 12, 2019 | 2 min read
Nearly two dozen higher education groups warn the government to be cautious when advising US research universities to keep an eye on students and faculty with ties to certain Chinese institutions.
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
Jef Akst | Dec 5, 2018 | 1 min read
A second investigation by the school concludes that David Latchman, also the head of Birkbeck, University of London, was not involved in the image manipulation found in papers he coauthored.
Wellcome Sanger Institute Leaders Accused of Bullying
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2018 | 2 min read
Several members of senior management at the prestigious UK research center face claims of sexism and mistreatment of staff.
University of Rochester Faces Lawsuit for Mishandling Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Dec 11, 2017 | 2 min read
The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.
Academics Criticize University of Rochester’s Handling of Sexual Harassment Case
Shawna Williams | Nov 15, 2017 | 1 min read
An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.
Dealing with Unethical or Illegal Conduct in Higher Education
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2017 | 8 min read
Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?
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
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.
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.
The 2015 Salary Survey Is Complete
The Scientist Staff | Mar 13, 2015 | 1 min read
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's survey. Please check back in November for the results.
The End of Science Sexism?
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2014 | 2 min read
A study suggests that, at least in US academia, men and women now receive roughly equivalent treatment in the workplace. The scientific community disagrees.
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Four prominent academics call for an overhaul of the US biomedical research workforce.
2013 Life Sciences Salary Survey
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The Scientist opened up its annual Salary Survey to our international readers for the first time, revealing stark differences between average pay in the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world.
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