Working Scientist is the Nature Careers podcast. It is produced by Nature Research, publishers of the international science journal Nature.
How postdocs and PhD students are paying the price. Closed labs and rescinded job offers have snatched away opportunities. I find out if science can bounce back.
I investigate how brain drains and demographic time bombs are forcing some countries to rethink the postdoc.
What is a postdoc and why undertake one? I get some metaphorical answers to a complicated question.
Lockdowns are lifting but global infections are still rising. We take stock as we enter the next chapter of the outbreak.
The latest from the hydroxychloroquine saga, as a questionable dataset threatens trust in science and forces major journals to review their processes.
With questionable coronavirus content flooding airwaves and online channels, what’s being done to limit its impact?
The role of antibody tests in controlling the pandemic, how public-health spending could curtail an economic crisis, and the efforts of the open hardware community.
The latest on the British response, and what have low- and middle-income countries done to prepare for the pandemic.
PhD programmes in "the rainbow nation" mostly lead to academic careers, but reform is needed to boost collaboration and integration, higher education experts tell Julie Gould.
The thesis is a central element of how graduate students are assessed. But is it time for an overhaul? Julie Gould finds out.