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NIH asks for input on its postdoctoral training

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Postdocs and people who work with them are encouraged to provide feedback

Postdoctoral researchers and people who work with them are being encouraged to give feedback on how the National Institutes of Health could improve its training programmes.

In a blogpost published on 14 February, NIH deputy director Mike Lauer said that recent data from the National Science Foundation showed evidence of a substantial decline in the number of US postdocs, which he said had been attributed to financial challenges and uncertainty following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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