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neurotransmissions  ·  539 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Adam Ruben: Another tenure-track scientist bites the dust

And this is why so many PhDs will not go into academia. My wife included! She'll be getting her PhD in neuroscience next year, but is not even looking at becoming a PI.

mk  ·  539 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes. I have a number of friends and family that have left or not even entered the PI path because the prospects have become so dim.

My cousin and his wife are both biomedical PhDs that graduated a few years ago. She went into medical writing, and he went from a biotech startup to pharma. They are happy, and earning at least twice what they would have been.