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  1. Research: Decoupling of the minority PhD talent pool and assistant professor hiring in medical school basic science departments in the US

    Kenneth D Gibbs Jr et al.
    A systems-level analysis of the biomedical workforce in the US shows that current strategies to enhance faculty diversity are unlikely to have a significant impact, and that there is a need to increase the number of PhDs from underrepresented minority backgrounds who move on to postdoctoral positions.
  2. Back to school: an interview with Jenni Sanderson

    After six enjoyable years as a PhD student and postdoc studying the breeding behaviours of banded mongooses in Uganda, Jenni Sanderson felt the urge to move into a career where she could do “something useful”. She currently teaches science at a secondary school in Bristol in the UK.
  3. Careers: eLife and early career researchers

    Randy Schekman et al.
    There are many reasons for submitting your best work to eLife, especially if you are an early career researcher.
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  4. Living Science: Teaching for the future

    Indira M Raman
    Reading and discussing classic papers can be an effective way of teaching graduate students how to learn the skills they will need for a career in research.
  5. Point of View: The writing on the wall

    Henry R Bourne
    The biomedical research enterprise in the US has become unsustainable and urgent action is needed to address a variety of problems.
  6. Living Science: Looking out for future scientists

    Eve Marder
    Proposals to reduce the number of students who do PhDs are misguided because they would exclude young scientists with qualities that do not show up in exam results and interviews.
  7. Living Science: Luck, jobs and learning

    Eve Marder
    Eve Marder believes that many of the most important events in our lives, both personal and professional, depend to some degree on luck or chance.
  8. Point of View: A fair deal for PhD students and postdocs

    Henry R Bourne
    The relentless expansion that threatens the sustainability of biomedical research in the US takes a heavy toll on young researchers.
  9. Living Science: A good life

    Eve Marder
    Following a career in science involves long hours and hard work, but as Eve Marder explains in the first of a series of columns, it can also be extremely rewarding.

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