Despite the many challenges affecting young scientists, more than 60% say that they are satisfied or very satisfied with their careers. But older scientists are the happiest.
Scientists around the world gradually worry about the troubles of young researchers in academia, and for good reason. Competition for tenure-track positions has surged, and some early-career researchers face tough odds in the quest for funding. As a consequence, many see lower pay-offs for their efforts in preparing and writing grant applications. Although everyone is under pressure, those just starting out seem to feel the effects more acutely.
Nature Magazine ( Young scientists under pressure )