Choosing a career in science

Ireland“Madam, – The truth, as indicated by the response of Dr Tony McElligott (August 21st) to Stephen Duff (August 19th), can indeed be galling. Sadly, the comparison drawn by Mr Duff between training positions in science and medicine is all too apposite. In both cases, more graduates have emerged than can be accommodated by tenured positions in the Irish system, respectively as lecturers or consultants. Specifically, this has long been true in medicine. However, in both cases, graduates have alternative career options both in Ireland and abroad – not just in medicine, as suggested by Dr McElligott …” (more)

[Garret A FitzGerald, Irish Times, 24 August]


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