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Scientists at Breaking Point

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By Toss Gascoigne

Australian researchers are finding their careers more difficult to manage, with job security, uncertainty of funding and workload at the top of their concerns.

Toss Gascoigne is a communication consultant, and formerly Executive Director of the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies, and the Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

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