I thought things were pretty dry, but the feature article of the new
Toxicology Update magazine's premier issue paints a pretty bleak
picture. The title is 'Toxicology job market: opportunities are in
non-traditional fields'. There are quotes from Lori Fix (SOT Placement
Service), Shayne Gad (consultant risk assessor), and Terry Leyden (CMA
Leyden said that there were still jobs for people with at least 3-5 yrs
experience who can jump in and get right to work. Gad put it directly,
"Nobody wants the newbies. They want them paper-trained."
Gad says that of the 190 doctoral recipients in 1994, essentially none
has a job in toxicology. Fix says that academic jobs are nearly
non-existent and it is not unusual for 300-400 people to apply for an
opening in academia.
SOT will be contacting some 900 employers to determine their employment
needs for toxicologists in the next 5-10 yrs. The Federal Govt will also
be prompted to re-examine the need for graduate level toxicology training
grants and stipends.
bclee at access.digex.netbrian.lee at woodlawn.com
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