Core facilities: Shared support is an insight into what core facilities are and how they run. As the traditional academic career track is becoming more and more difficult to pursue, this article gives researchers an alternative science research-related career path that still lies within academia. Scientists working in core facilities continue to have opportunities to publish, as well as working on a wide variety of research projects. One of the attractions is that there is much less pressure on core facility scientists to find funding and publish-or-perish isn’t as severe.
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