job offers

Russ Spangler spangler at OEB.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Oct 4 12:18:51 CDT 1999

Post-doc support for systematists is, indeed, always necessary, but the
comment on the type of applicants for the available jobs needs to also
address the issue of basic training.  Support for, and more importantly,
direction given to graduate students to maintain a supply of scientists
entering systematics with a molecular and traditional approach is the
necessary first step to produce the future post-docs who would need the
funding.  Maybe the issue should be moved to the departments who do or do
not actively train and support graduate students to practice the type of
science they later want to hire people to do.  At this point in time, the
number of programs offering training at that level seems to be the weak
link in the system.
Russ Spangler
spangler at

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