Blogger Michael White reminds everyone that Francis Crick began his postdoc at age 37. Crick then worked on using X-ray crystallography to examine ribonuclease and, as Horace Freeland Judson writes in The Eighth Day of Creation, it was dull, low-paying work that made Crick miserable. "The academic science career path is an exercise in endurance. Crick's story makes me feel better, until I realize that, by the time he began his postdoc, Crick had already done the work that would win him the Nobel Prize little over a decade later," White says.
Not To Worry...
Oct 27, 2009