Lots of Competition

When times are flush for biomedical researchers, there are more openings for faculty and more spots for graduate students and postdocs to fuel those labs, and the number of those positions decline as funds and opportunities become scare. Jeremy Berg, an associate senior vice-chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh, writes at ASBMB Today that because of the length of scientific training, the job outlook at the start can be different from what it is at the end.

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