AAAS on Postdoc Training

Science includes a write-up of an AAAS survey of postdoc supervisors intended “to determine what factors contribute to a successful postdoctoral experience from the supervisors’ point of view.”

Apparently, no supervisors felt any discussion of scientific integrity, research misconduct, or ethical grey areas were essential to this success.

Instead, “The top 3 general responsibilities for supervising postdocs identified by survey participants were discussing research project and direction (96%), reviewing data analysis and interpretation of results (91%), and assisting with writing manuscripts and seminar preparation (84%). Fewer supervisors cited providing guidance for career planning (75%) and helping to write grants and assist with funding efforts (64%).”


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