The best years of our lives

@article{Smaglik2004TheBY,
  title={The best years of our lives},
  author={Paul Smaglik},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2004},
  volume={430},
  pages={121-121}
}
I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been told by tenured, senior researchers that doing their postdoc was the best part of their scientific life. I usually bite my tongue to stop myself from saying: “Then why don’t you go back?” Senior researchers, now burdened with management and grant-writing duties, tend to remember their fellowship years as a period… CONTINUE READING