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New Institutional Policy Report for Postdocs released

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:49 pm
by Dave Jensen
The National Postdoc Association and Sigma XI have just released a new report with their recommendations on changes in the postdoc system.

Key recommendations from "Supporting the Needs of Postdocs" include that institutions that hire postdocs should increase the staff and budget for their offices that handle postdoc affairs, provide higher compensation and equality in benefits, increase parental leave policies and family-friendly benefits, and implement more tracking of postdocs after they leave an institution.

While it's not clear if a report of this nature will actually generate action, it's certainly another step in the right direction -- thanks to both organizations.

Download at https://www.sigmaxi.org/publications/postdoc-report

Dave Jensen
Moderator