To Stay or to Go?

When science PhDs leave academia, they do it for their own reasons, according to a study appearing in CBE-Life Sciences Education.

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine's Melanie Sinche and her colleagues surveyed nearly 3,700 science PhDs to ask them about their previous jobs within and outside academia as well as about what influenced their career choices. The respondents included 225 scientists belonging to under-represented minority groups.

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