4. Finding a Postdoctoral Position

  1. Prosanta Chakrabarty Ph.D.

Published Online: 25 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch4

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job

A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job

How to Cite

Chakrabarty, P. (2012) Finding a Postdoctoral Position, in A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch4

Author Information

  1. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 2 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960417

Online ISBN: 9781118317211

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Keywords:

  • finding a postdoctoral position;
  • hard truth about finding a postdoc;
  • search for a postdoc beginning early, after qualifying exams;
  • postdoc search, scanning scientific job search websites;
  • being proactive, contacting people with whom one wants to work;
  • types of postdocs, working and getting paid on a PI's grant;
  • working as a postdoc on someone's grant;
  • postdoc on someone's start-up money;
  • publications, the only real measure of one's productivity;
  • postdoc positions, how much of a leeway the PI is

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Hard Truth About Finding a Postdoc

  • Types of Postdocs

  • What a Postdoc Does

  • A Postdoc That's Not a Postdoc

  • Summary