Stop the postdoc treadmill … I want to get off

Posted in Governance and administration on November 19th, 2020 by steve

International“The problems facing postdocs who are more than ready for life as an independent researcher are well documented. A lack of faculty positions forces many to spend years moving from one temporary contract to another, often internationally …” (more)

[Julie Gould, Nature, 18 November]

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Trinity’s safety net policy is not enough

Posted in Life, Teaching on April 13th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The talk of future employers devaluing grades awarded during the Covid-19 crisis has felt surreal. It is a sensation comparable to when you are listening to someone speak your second language, and you believe your interpretation to be at fault, as it is highly implausible that they’re saying what you’re hearing. You think you understand the individual words, but the way they are being put together doesn’t make any sense …” (more)

[Sam Cox, Trinity News, 13 April]

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