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The bioeconomy demands special approaches for attracting youth to science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines and cultivating the multidisciplinary skills needed for a future workforce.
Incorporating career development into PhD course offerings can help biomedical students better understand themselves, as well as the job market, and to adopt a 'can-do' attitude in developing their own paths.
Independent fellowships provide an opportunity for junior scientists to found their own lab directly after completing their PhD. However, these positions show a striking gender bias that has remained consistent for almost 30 years.