They also accuse Salk administrators of not promoting any female scientist to the rank of full professor since 1999
This Oct. 3, 2013 file photo shows The Salk Institute, above the Pacific Ocean in San Diego. Vicki Lundblad and Katherine Jones, a pair of top scientists at the renowned research center has sued their employer in July 2017, alleging that they and other women have suffered long-term gender discrimination. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi,File), photo: AP/Lenny Ignelzi, File
14 of July 2017 12:43:03
SAN DIEGO – Two top scientists are suing their employer, the Salk Institute, alleging that they and other women have suffered long-term gender discrimination at the renowned California research center.Vicki Lundblad and Katherine Jones allege in their lawsuit filed this week that the institute has long been an "old boys club," the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday. The suit describes "a culture where women are paid less, not promoted and denied opportunities and benefits simply because they are women," the newspaper said.Lundblad and Jones allege that they have faced pressure to downsize their laboratories even though they've done well in bringing in research money.They also accuse Salk administrators of not promoting any female scientist to the rank of full professor since 1999, of retaliating against them for their complaints and of not responding seriously to changes proposed by Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn, the institute's president since late 2015.