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Young Researchers Deserve More Support, Reviews Say

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

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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.