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The Postdoctoral Problem

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The dream of moving gracefully from the end of one's postdoc into a cushy academic position is one more and more young researchers are starting to wake up from. The harsh reality is that for some time now, academic jobs have become increasingly scarce — a problem further compounded by the relative dearth of training that prepares postdocs for a future beyond the bench. However, as awareness of the problem grows, program are starting up to teach postdocs about industry and government life.

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