Athena Swan

Athena Swan promotes and supports the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology (STEM), and aims to address gender inequalities and imbalance in these disciplines and, in particular, the under-representation of women in senior roles.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

In the news

Where do postdocs go? - Science Careers, 28 October 2014
By: Beryl Lieff Benderly

Postdoc appointments purportedly prepare new Ph.D. recipients to become tenure-track faculty members. But, according to a study by the graduate division of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), released on 23 September, only about a third of the postdocs who left the institution between 2000 and 2013 actually accomplished that goal. Based on information supplied to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) regarding 28 T32 training programs covering 303 faculty-run labs, the study included more than 1700 former postdocs, or about 40% of those departing UCSF during the covered years.

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