Job compensation in the biotechnology core laboratory

The results of a poll of core facility professionals by the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) Survey Committee.

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Figure 1: Salaries for biotechnology core facility personnel.
Figure 2: Gender issues in the core laboratory.

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Acknowledgements

The ABRF Survey Committee would like to thank the survey respondents for their time and interest. We would also like to thank William Oliver at the University of Colorado, Boulder, for his helpful discussions on the statistical analysis of the data.

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Correspondence to Debra A. McMillen.

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McMillen, D., Old, W., Bleibaum, J. et al. Job compensation in the biotechnology core laboratory. Nat Biotechnol 18, 686–689 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1038/76553

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