Under Pressure

A lack of support for early- and even mid-career scientists came up at the New Zealand Association of Scientists meeting held in Wellington this week. At his blog, Peter Griffin outlines some of the meeting's talking points related to issues faced by up-and-coming scientists and their employers.

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