News & AnalysisBiomedical Careers

Young Researchers Deserve More Support, Reviews Say

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  22 Jun 2012:
Vol. 336, Issue 6088, pp. 1489-1490
DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6088.1489

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

This article has a correction. Please see:

Summary

Two new reports say that the U.S. government needs to change how it supports doctoral training so that students can receive better mentoring and research universities can produce the right mix of skilled workers the nation needs. The problem, these reviews say, is that the U.S. system is churning out candidates for academic jobs that don't exist.

  • * Michael Price is a writer with Science Careers. With reporting by Jeffrey Mervis.