Postdoc

Tips on How to Choose the Right Laboratory

Tips on How to Choose the Right Laboratory

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For a graduate student or postdoc, choosing the right laboratory can be a daunting prospect. There are many factors that one must consider, but deciding which to prioritize is often challenging. Individual learning styles, interests and career goals vary vastly, so an environment perfectly suited to one person may be one where another flounders. That(...)

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Updated Department of Labor Rules Will Impact Postdoctoral Researcher Salaries This December

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The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new rules on overtime wages, raising the yearly salary limit for which overtime pay must be provided to $47,476. This executive branch decision may have broad implications for academia among other industries as postdoctoral researchers were specifically identified as being affected by this ruling. Postdoctoral researchers typically perform(...)

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From Academia to Industry: Lessons from a Johns Hopkins Graduate

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The majority of postdoctoral appointments are at educational institutions. This includes my postdoctoral fellow position at  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Approximately 75 percent of doctoral scientists and engineers who have postdoctoral appointments are employed at an educational institute, compared  to only 14 percent in the business/industrial sector, according to data collected from a(...)

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Postdocs Seek Alternative Careers as Funding Declines

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It was a long-held belief that, after graduate school, newly conferred doctors would seek out postdoctoral openings in labs where they could focus on furthering their studies, eventually transitioning to a faculty appointment. Though designed to be a temporary position, postdocs came to represent one of the largest and most productive components of the biomedical(...)

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