Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Is anyone hiring medical researchers and support staff?

I was dismayed to read this article today: University of Miami med school laying off 800 - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com.  Apparently due to lack of funding, UMiami is laying of 800 people by the end of July.  This will include research and administrative staff.  I don't know which departments are taking the biggest hits, but suffice it to say, there are going to be many talented and intelligent people on the job market.  Considering the DoD money that flows into their medical simulation center, I am surprised that their funding outlook is this dismal.  I hope that in laying off their administrative staff they do manage to keep research administrators, who aid in grant proposal submissions and thus can help to bring more money into the medical school. 

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