Distinguished Life Membership– Dr Steve Long

At our latest Professionals Australia National Assembly Meeting, Dr Steve Long, a long serving Science Committee Member, was awarded a Distinguished Life Membership (DLM). Steve has been an invaluable representative of scientists on various committees including a tenure as Vice President of the Scientist Division and multiple terms as a scientist representative on National Assembly.…

Scientists working long hours

The 2018 Professional Scientists Employment & Remuneration Survey Report found significant concern among Australia’s scientists about resourcing and hours of work. Fewer resources is leading to over-work with survey respondents averaging 45.3 hours per week including 7.1 hours of overtime. Only 5.9 per cent received monetary payment in recognition of their additional hours, a significant…

Scientists dissatisfied with pay

The latest Professional Scientists Employment and Remuneration Survey Report has found pay was a significant issue with 34 per cent of survey respondents saying they were dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their current remuneration level. “While many professional scientists don’t opt for science as a career for the money but rather because they feel it’s…