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Article: Male Scientists Employ Fewer Women in Labs

According a recent study, male faculty members are less likely to hire female trainees in their labs, and more prestigious male professors are even less likely to hire women.

Since so few women are accepted to elite labs, it’s difficult for women to reverse the trend by rising to prominence and hiring more women themselves. This contributes to the shrinking number of women in leading scientific positions: even though 52% of biology Ph.D.s are women, women make up only 39% of biology postdocs and 18% of tenured professors in biology.

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