Are There Too Few Jobs In Neuroscience?

Is European neuroscience facing a jobs crisis? Writing in The Lancet Neurology, Mario Bonato and Esperanza Jubera-Garcia sound the alarm: As young European neuroscientists, we want to bring attention to the dramatic absence of professional long-term opportunities that researchers are facing mostly, although not exclusively, in the south of Europe. In the past few years, young scientists from several European countries have been forced to move to other countries, or to quit research altogether, because the chances for them to secure a permanent position in academia are very low. Bonato and Jubera-Garcia discuss the lack of permanent faculty positions in the brain sciences, focusing on the worsening situation in Italy and Spain: Recruitment for new personnel in Italy (tenure-track researcher positions in public universities) across all disciplines decreased from more…

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