In few months I will join a new research center department of an excellent university in Northern America. My field is computer science and bioinformatics. This new department has mainly hired young principal investigators and scientists, all 35-40 years old.
I have visited the labs and clearly have seen the advantages of this new young environment: flow of new ideas, enthusiasm, friendly relationships, opening of mind. But I am sure there are also some flaws of this situation.
So I am asking you all: what are the main flaws, defeats, disadvantages of being part of a department lead by young principal investigators?