Go back

OECD official sounds alarm over ‘research precariat’

   

‘Mercenary workforce’ of junior researchers vulnerable to abuse, says senior figure leading major careers study

The increasing use of short-term contracts to employ junior researchers is feeding toxic cultures in academia, according to a senior figure at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. 

Carthage Smith, who has been leading a two-year study at the OECD on temporary employment in the academic workforce, says systemic change is urgently needed to shore up research careers.

This article is only available to Research Professional News subscribers. If you are a subscriber you can read the article in full on researchprofessional.com

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.