I just graduated with a Ph.D. in Asia. And I'm considering to look for a postdoc position in US in the field of computer science (to be specific, machine learning and computer vision). But I don't want to go for a faculty position (at least I don't want to at this moment) in the future. I'd prefer to find some research position in industry or some research institute in US. My question is that do you think one or two years' postdoc experience really helpful for a research career, considering it may not be that easy for an oversea student to directly get a research position in industry or research institutes?
Some of the advantages I can think of are:
- Postdoc's supervisor's networking with other people in industry or researh institutes
- More publications before job hunting
- Get to know more people in my area
Hope to hear some advice from you. Thank you very much.