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The retirement debate: Stay at the bench, or make way for the next generation: When and how to exit research has become a charged issue in science.

Date: May 6, 2015
Author: Megan Scudellari
QUOTE: Out of concern that this greying scientific workforce is limiting the availability of grants and jobs for young scientists, the NIH this year proposed a solution: an 'emeritus' award to encourage senior scientists to wind down their research and hand projects over to junior faculty members. It was met with overwhelming disapproval....The issues faced by older scientists can vary dramatically by country...

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