In an article published in Science 3 days ago, Mark S. Cohen speaks about why encouraging PhD students to apply for postdocs outside their home institutions can be “both antiquated and damaging” for the student.
The arguments Cohen gives are:
Young scientists already struggle to balance work and personal life, perhaps with young families and multiple careers.
In some cases, the trainees already work in the best lab for their own development.
We should recognize and honor the importance of continuity when a group has formed an effective research unit, and should encourage young scientists to work where they are most productive. Can you imagine a private-sector environment that demands of its best workers that they find jobs at other companies, rather than nurture them toward the success of the business overall?
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