Can science be a 9-5, Mon-Fri job for trainees?

Some colleagues of mine (not all faculty) around the country have been having a heated email debate on which I have been an eavesdropper of sorts.

The topic?

How many hours should trainees in science (grad students and postdocs) work in the lab per week?

Or as they put it in their emails:

“Can trainees succeed in science working 9-5 Monday thru Friday?”

What do you think?

Take our poll above.9-5

Next week I’ll tell you my opinion.

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