Is a regulation to prevent postdoctoral abuse by supervisors required in the university level?
When I worked with a professor as PDF years ago, this professor believed that there a new gene expressed in a diseased heart, however I couldn’t get positive results and the professor get upside and speak roughly. Then I talked to him “I am thinking to leave your lab and chang to another place”.
The professor said “this did not happen in my laboratory before, if you want to leave, you will not find any laboratory in North America “.
And he refused to give references when applied to other Universities.
The behaviour of this professor make my career difficult since he is well known in research community.
I think a rugulation in the university level is required to prevent the mistreatment, bullying, cheating and take advantage of a PDF.
What’s your options?
Thanks for your feedback.