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As she considers her future, Meihui Wu is committed to staying in science. “I don’t want my skills to go to waste,” says Wu, a postdoctoral researcher in cancer immunology at the Singapore Eye Research Institute. She’s equally sure that she doesn’t want to take another postdoctoral position. She’s already on her second short-term contract as a postdoc, and wants to avoid yet another period of ‘training’ with no end in sight. “I’ve seen friends who get stuck in multiple postdoc positions,” she says.