Forum on Improving Research Careers

What are the issues facing researchers, and how can we work together to fix them? On May 31, Academic Researchers United and the Postdoc Union presented “Organizing the Future of Research”, an event about improving research careers featuring Gary McDowell, the Executive Director of Future of Research. Gary presented results from the Next Generation Researchers Initiative, a Congressionally-mandated committee that has examined how to create viable and sustainable career paths for scientists. Postdocs and Academic Researchers from UC Berkeley and LBL also spoke about how researchers are taking collective action to make improvements. The presentation slides are accessible by clicking here.