NRC report on careers for life si post docs

Arthur Sowers arthures at magpage.com
Mon Aug 24 21:30:08 EST 1998


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Art Sowers
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On Mon, 24 Aug 1998, Graeme wrote:

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> ____________________________________________________________________
> 
> A National Research Council report of interest to postdocs will
> be released with a briefing on September 10.  
> 
>      
> 
>                               B R I E F I N G
> 
>               Trends in the Early Careers of Life Scientists
> 
>                                 10 am-12 pm
>                             September 10, 1998
>                                  Room 150
>                    National Academy of Sciences Building
>                         2101 Constitution Avenue *
>                                Washington DC
> 
> 
> A committee chaired by Shirley Tilghman of Princeton University examined
> the data on PhD production and job opportunities over a 30-year period. 
> The report analyzes these data and discusses the implications of an
> ever-increasing number of awards of lifescience PhDs and the decreasing
> fraction of those PhDs who obtain
> permanent positions as independent researchers.  Far-reaching
> recommendations are presented for dealing with the situation.
> 
> The report may be of use to life-science faculty, graduate students,
> and postdoctoral fellows who wish to understand the dynamics of todays
> career environment and to educators and policy makers who will determine
> the future of life-science graduate education.
> 
> Dr. Tilghman, and two members of the committee, Richard McIntosh of
> the University of Colorado and Sherrie Hans of the Pew Charitable
> Trusts, will be present to discuss the report and answer questions.
> 
> Contact Al Lazen if you plan to attend the briefing: phone 202
> 334-2500, fax 202 334-1639, and email ALazen at NAS.edu.
> 
> The report will be available after September 10 at the Academy website
> http://www.nas.edu, or may be obtained from the National Academy
> 
> 




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