Not Enough

"Today's trainees are sold promises that their hard work in the lab will pay off with tenure-track positions in academia," writes the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's Benjamin Corb in a post at the organization's News From the Hill blog. "Nearly one in three biomedical PhDs will end up with a career in the private sector, and yet our community rarely if ever provides training to PhDs that will both prepare them for alternative careers and educate them on realistic employment options that will be available."

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