Job Prospects For Young Scientists

Once upon a time, scientists finished doctoral programs and got research and teaching positions at universities. But that's practically a fairy tale for today's young scientists. The fact is that the applicant pool is growing and the number of jobs is shrinking. So what's a nation to do? We'll talk about the problem and possible solutions in this hour of Science Friday. Guests: Alan Hale/ Co-Discoverer, Comet Hale-Bopp, Director, Soutwest Institute for Space Research, Cloudcroft, NM Sharon Hays/ Report Author, At the Edge of a New Frontier: A Profile of the Stanford University Biomedical Ph.D. Class of 1996, Princeton Junction, NJ Darryl Chubin/ Co-Author, Rethinking Science as a Career, Published by Research Corporation, Acting Assistant Director for Social and Behavioral Sciences White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC

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