5. Postdoctoral Positions

  1. Prosanta Chakrabarty Ph.D.

Published Online: 25 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch5

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) Postdoctoral Positions, in A Guide to Academia: Getting into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118317211.ch5

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:

  • postdoctoral positions;
  • postdoc, a hired gun working for a boss;
  • postdoc positions, being valuable, enjoyable times;
  • building collaborations with the lab group, students and other postdocs;
  • postdoc and postdoc advisor relationship, a strange one;
  • seeing eye-to-eye with one's advisor, channels of communication;
  • new postdoc, the heavy weight of passing time;
  • best way to leave a postdoc, by finding a new position;
  • awareness of time left in one's postdoctoral contract;
  • postdoc and advisor, as one of “mutual underappreciation”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Hard Truth About Postdocs

  • Being the New Guy or Gal in the Lab

  • Advisors

  • Running Out of Time

  • Summary