The scientific world has experienced rough financial times lately. Tenure track careers are harder to come by and a career as a bench scientist seems less attractive than what it once was. You’ve worked hard to become a scientist, but what if it doesn’t work out? Do you have a “Plan B?”
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The next time someone asks you where you work, send them to this video.
Yes…there is a “part 2″
So you’ve reached the top of the academic ladder and decided to do a PhD. You’ve performed at the top of your class for as long as you can remember. School has been a breeze. You are ready for the challenge.
So why are you finding the PhD program so darn difficult?
According to James Hayton from The Three Month Thesis, you are likely finding the PhD difficult because you are looking at it the wrong way.
We have written extensively about the drawbacks of the Journal Impact factor and the DORA initiative on this site (see: The Journal Impact Factor and the Lazy Scientist, Nobel Prize Winners Address Brutal Cuts in Scientific Funding, A Journal Impact Factor Scandal)
Here is on graduates student’s reaction to the pressures of publishing in one of the “big three.”