Some scientists are spending a dozen years as a postdoc, and while some find careers elsewhere, others become a sort of 'permadoc,' Nature News says. It notes that of 40,000 postdocs in the US, some 4,000 have been a postdoc for six or more years.

Labor economist Paula Stephan at Georgia State University notes that principal investigators have a strong incentive to rely on postdocs: they are skilled, but low-paid workers.

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