Academic ecosystems must evolve to support a sustainable postdoc workforce

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title = "Academic ecosystems must evolve to support a sustainable postdoc workforce",
abstract = "The postdoctoral workforce comprises a growing proportion of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) community, and plays a vital role in advancing science. Postdoc professional development, however, remains rooted in outdated realities. We propose enhancements to postdoc-centred policies and practices to better align this career stage with contemporary job markets and work life. By facilitating productivity, wellness and career advancement, the proposed changes will benefit all stakeholders in postdoc success—including research teams, institutions, professional societies and the scientific community as a whole. To catalyse reform, we outline recommendations for (1) skills-based training tailored to the current career landscape, and (2) supportive policies and tools outlined in postdoc handbooks. We also invite the ecology and evolution community to lead further progressive reform.",
author = "Murielle {\AA}lund and Nathan Emery and Jarrett, {Benjamin J.M.} and MacLeod, {Kirsty J.} and McCreery, {Helen F.} and Nadya Mamoozadeh and Phillips, {John G.} and Jory Schossau and Thompson, {Andrew W.} and Warwick, {Alexa R.} and Yule, {Kelsey M.} and Zylstra, {Erin R.} and Eben Gering",
year = "2020",
month = "6",
doi = "10.1038/s41559-020-1178-6",
language = "English",
volume = "4",
pages = "777–781",
journal = "Nature Ecology and Evolution",
issn = "2397-334X",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group",
number = "6",