Science is facing a major generational issue in the coming years, and it's all our fault. For decades it's been the case that there are way more people interested in careers in science than there are permanent positions for them. There are a lot of undergrads, with some of them moving on to grad school. And some of those grad students will go on to take postdoctoral research positions, and some of the best and brightest postdocs will end up as distinguished members of faculty at respectable institutions. It's set up almost like a competition.
May-20-2019, 00:58:04 GMT