<p>Are you guys sure you want to get a PhD in biosciences????
Considering you all think you want to be researchers, hopefully you have all done the background research (google) on the Bio PhD job market. If you enter a bio grad program, you will likely spend 6 years getting a Phd, another 6 years doing 2 postdocs (getting paid 40K for 60-70h weeks), and then when you are in your mid/late 30's you will end up getting an entry level job that you could have gotten immediately after college without the PhD. There just are not enough jobs related to bio research, relative to the number of PhDs being produced. </p>
<p>Is America's Science Education Gap Caused By Career Planning Fears?</p>
<p>Fix the PhD : Nature : Nature Publishing Group</p>
<p>I was a PhD student in a top department. It has been 6 years and there is only 2/20 people from my class that have a tenure track or industry PI job.</p>
<p>The other's have left science or are still postdoc'ing at 40K looking for a way out. Think long and hard...........</p>