Monday, November 14, 2011
Postdocs as part of the current US jobs challenge
Please look at this link to an article in the McKinsey Quarterly. It highlights a report that discusses the problems of lingering unemployment in the US. Although its often claimed that unemployment amongst PhDs is lower than for the general population, I think it's wise to take a serious look at how postdocs and PhDs (at all career stages) are faring these days. As this blog post summarizes, unemployment is of concern for PhDs, but so are the career/workforce dynamics of those who are working involuntarily outside of their field of study.