Failure to launch? Or a thirty-year career detour? A users' manual for
supporting second-career scientists in your immunology lab.
Laboratory science sometimes looks like it’s built exclusively for young
people, but if you look closely, you’ll find another group of scientists
waiting to join your lab: those of us who didn’t quite launch our
careers on a normal trajectory. Welcoming a second-career scientist into
your lab takes time and resources, but may just be well worth it. Here’s
what one second-career scientist wants you to know about supporting
second careers in immunology.