As part of a series on postdocs, this edition of the NatureJobs Podcast discusses the National Academies Report, “The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited“, and the Future of Research Report, “Shaping the Future of Research: A perspective from junior scientists“.
In the podcast, Julie Gould interviews Gregory Petsko, chair of the National Academies Report, and Kristin Krukenberg and Gary McDowell, of the Future of Research.
You can listen to the podcast here.
It’s great to see this important issue getting some coverage. readers may also be interested in the Biotechnology and Biological Research Council’s (BBSRC) new ‘Vision for Postdoctoral Researchers’, published in January of this year. The vision sets out how BBSRC expects grant holders and their host institutions to support the postdoctoral research staff employed on BBSRC grants, and what activities BBSRC expect the postdocs to engage with during their time employed on these grants. http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/vision-for-postdoctoral-researchers-pdf/