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On 4 March, Christopher Jackson tweeted that he was leaving the University of Manchester, UK, to work at Jacobs, a scientific-consulting firm with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Jackson, a prominent geoscientist, is part of a growing wave of researchers using the #leavingacademia hashtag when announcing their resignations from higher education. Like many, his discontent festered in part owing to increasing teaching demands and pressure to win grants amid lip-service-level support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nature 606, 211-213 (2022)
doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01512-6
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Seeking an ‘exit plan’ for leaving academia amid coronavirus worries
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How to sail smoothly from academia to industry
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