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…