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Life at the bottleneck

Mueller, Ruth LU (2012) In Science Careers
Abstract
As a scholar of science and technology studies (a social science field that aims to understand the social processes of knowledge production), I focused the 4 years of my Ph.D. on studying how the academic landscape in which today’s postdoctoral life scientists develop their careers influences their working practices. Some of my results paint quite a grim picture of academic careers, baring the profound anxieties that many postdocs have about their professional futures and livelihoods. They highlight the detrimental effects of pervasive insecurity and career competition on social cohesion within research groups, as well as on training and collaboration. ...
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  abstract     = {As a scholar of science and technology studies (a social science field that aims to understand the social processes of knowledge production), I focused the 4 years of my Ph.D. on studying how the academic landscape in which today’s postdoctoral life scientists develop their careers influences their working practices. Some of my results paint quite a grim picture of academic careers, baring the profound anxieties that many postdocs have about their professional futures and livelihoods. They highlight the detrimental effects of pervasive insecurity and career competition on social cohesion within research groups, as well as on training and collaboration. ...},
  author       = {Mueller, Ruth},
  language     = {eng},
  series       = {Science Careers},
  title        = {Life at the bottleneck},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.caredit.a1200120},
  year         = {2012},
}