Something we all know, but useful to see quantified - especially when the jump from PhD to post-doc is one of the biggest leaks in the pipeline for all underrepresented groups.
As many as 200 applicants are chasing every early career post at top universities, an investigation by Times Higher Education has shown.
many universities recently starting their own flagship schemes to
recruit top PhD students, competition for a limited number of
postdoctoral research posts remains fierce, according to figures
obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
Many of the
fixed-term research posts advertised by universities, which are viewed
as a stepping stone to a permanent academic job, receive hundreds of
applications for a handful of posts, our data reveal.
Read more here.