What researcher in a cosy, well-funded lab wants to venture out into the chilly commercial climate?

“There is some very clever thinking apparent in the newly-published report on how to provide a career structure for our research scientists. The report also shows how our existing research funding system can produce unwanted impacts, which a proper career structure should help to address. The Advisory Science Council appointed a task force on researcher careers to help develop a strategy. It hired Technopolis Ltd to conduct a study, develop ideas and examine best practice based on what was happening abroad. The resulting report makes for interesting reading …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 3 November]

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