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Is it acceptable to submit a postdoc fellowship application (same lab, same project) to two funding agencies at the same time?

I've already applied for one post-doc fellowship with one project with the consent of my possible future supervisor. I will know whether I've been succesfull in 6 months. Now I realised that there is ...
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2nd post doc or job in industry? [closed]

I am looking for a 2nd post doc position but i dont have any publications in my first post doc. Is that lack of publications really matters to get another post doc? or shall I stop applying and look ...
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What is the difference (if any) between a postdoctoral fellow and a postdoctoral intern?

Are "fellowship" and "internship" synonyms? Is there a different meaning in this language, between North America and English-speaking Europe?
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Can I use my university email address for job applications? [closed]

I just started a postdoc position in England, but I have a personal problem with the place. I want to apply for another postdoc position in other cities. Am I officially allowed to use the university ...
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Value of an industry postdoc for an R&D career in industry [closed]

I see lot of industry postdoc positions these days. I am interested in working for industry (R&D/product development) and not academia. But would a industry postdoc be helpful to find a good job ...
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Leave postdoc in the middle of contract to start work with another professor while being in one postdoctoral research

I am little bit of confused. I have completed my PhD, I do not have any prior postdoc experience. Let me explain my current situation. I got a draft contract letter from lab in China (say, Prof. A) a ...
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Effect of project coordination task on academic profile

I'm soon handing in my PhD thesis, and have funding for at least a one year Post Doc position at the same institute. In my post doc I'll be working on research related, but not directly associated, ...
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Some postdoc positions do not have deadlines, but will open until filled. What is happening?

I am currently searching for postdoc positions for my first time. Many postdoc positions have definite deadlines, but others don't. Surprisingly, some prestigious institutes list postdoc positions for ...
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Roughly what date do NSF Postdoc Fellowship announcements occur?

I can't find any information about when NSF announces the recipients of their postdoctoral fellowship awards. I'm specifically interested in the one for mathematics. I'd like to use this information ...
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Is it important to dress in formal clothing for a postdoc interview? [duplicate]

Just curious is it crucial? It's one of the reasons I like academia that I don't need to care too much the boring stuff like wearing suits.
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Is it possible to work from my parents' home on a postdoc?

I have a postdoc (in mathematics) lasting for less than 8 months. In the UK, at the area of the university, I find it difficult to find accommodation since no one wants to let to me for such a short ...
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How long should I wait for the response of the possible postdoc advisor?

Some days ago, I write a message to a PI to confirm if a postdoctoral offer, posted on a webpage, was still open. He reply me that those positions were already filled. But, he ask me for my C.V. just ...
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Is it possible to change research focus entirely for a Post doc (for example, going from studying Biochemistry to neuroscience)? [duplicate]

I happen to be in a lab that quantifies the kinetics of movement of molecular motors like kinesins and dyneins. However, through my literature search, I have seen some pretty fascinating research on ...
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Why does a post-doc fellowship application ask where else do I apply?

I'm applying for a post-doc fellowship, and one thing that confused me is that they ask for: Names of other fellowships for which you are now applying I have no problem with including them, but ...
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Clarifications needed: UK research positions

In addition to various US-based positions, I am currently considering (applying for) several research positions at a couple of well-known UK universities. While I researched the topic somewhat, I am ...
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Age limit for research position or postdoc in pure mathematics?

I have read the questions in this website regarding age and PhD. But I couldn't find on age limit for specifically for pure mathematics and for an academic career (research position / postdoc / ...). ...
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How to handle salary negotiations while negotiating a postdoc position?

I am a couple of months off my defence and started thinking about postdoc possibilities. I seem to have an opportunity at a very prestigious lab in the U.S. (I'm currently located in Europe). After ...
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Changing from molecular neuroscience to ecology after PhD? Ecologist perspective needed!

I am one year away from finishing a PhD in neuroscience and looking at PostDoc/future career options. Though I love neuroscience, I don't enjoy working in the field very much and I have had a ...
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What's the bargaining space in a post-doc employment contract - in the Netherlands?

Motivation I'm soon going to start a Post-Doc in the Netherlands. The labor laws are different from where I did my Ph.D. work; the academic culture is somewhat different; the unionization situation ...
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Who to cite as referees for a post doc position?

I am currently finishing my PhD thesis and trying to find a post doc. My PhD supervisor is a very nice guy and he is of course 1 of my referees. But most places need 2-3. So I am not sure who to ...
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Is it normal that research institutes do not hire their own PhDs for postdoc positions?

The institute where I'm doing my PhD has a formal policy not to hire local PhD graduates as postdocs. Is this normal? I live in Europe.
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Should a post-doc let his boss know before applying for a short term funding involving working in another location

There are some fundings which support early-career researcher by letting him to work/visit another institute/university for few months. Those fundings normally pay for travel and accommodation ...
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How to Correct for a Less-Than-Complete PhD career when wanting to go into academia?

I want to have a career as a tenure-track research professor. I have a little over a year left in my PhD in a science/mathematical field, and I don't feel I learned enough during graduate school. I ...
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Query on UK visa options for South African postdoc at Birkbeck University funded by a South African organisation

I am from South Africa, and have been awarded a freestanding post-doctoral fellowship award that I am expected to take up at Birkbeck University in London. The fellowship award is from a South African ...
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Traditional career paths post post-doc

I am in the process of submitting my PhD thesis, and have been offered a 1yr post-doc role at my current institution. If it matters, I am in UK and work in applied mathematics at a well-known faculty. ...
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Approximate time frames for US postdoctoral application decision making and starting

Performing an academic job search for the first time (unlike the industry ones), the more I dive in, the more I see how such search for a junior faculty position is very dependent on timing, time ...
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Postdoc job inteview presentation - slide “livery” / logos and references?

I'm applying to my first postdoc position, and I've been asked to attend an interview that will start with a 5 minute presentation on how I meet the job criteria. The work that I'm going to talk about ...
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Consequences of applying to both research and staff positions at the same school simultaneously

There are some well-known universities, which I considered applying for several positions at each school (as a recent Ph.D. graduate). The potential problem is that, at each school, some of the ...
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Should Research Associates apply for Post-Doc research positions if they want to?

I live and work in the UK and my training is in Computer Science and Mathematics. I defended my PhD thesis eight years ago and since then gained work as an engineer, then a Post-doc Research ...
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PhD course grade impact on postdoc and fellowship applications?

This past spring was the second semester of my PhD program. A professor of a core course refused to grade my final assignment because it was late after deadline had been extended. The professor had ...
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Background section for research statement

It is my understanding that the main sections in a research statement should address the following three main points: 1) research interests and skills; 2) past (and present, if any) research; 3) ...
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Single application for several postdoctoral positions

I just finished crafting an application's cover letter for a particular lab (if it matters, area of research can be broadly classified as computational social sciences). The situation is that they ...
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Academic job search: writing sample

In many, if not most, advertisements for academic positions, specifically for postdoctoral and junior faculty positions, I see a requirement of including a writing sample as part of application ...
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Postdoctoral job search: mixed applications

As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following aspect. ...
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Postdoctoral job search: freedom

As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following aspect. ...
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Postdoctoral job search: positions and job titles

As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following aspects. ...
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Visa requirement query for Indian postdoc applying in UK

I have completed a Ph.D. in India, which is my native country, and am applying for post doc positions in the UK. However, due to strict visa rules, I am not sure if my application would be ...
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PhD Qualification on a CV: Should I list it as ongoing in a separate section?

I'm just finishing my PhD but don't yet have the qualification. I'm applying for a post-doc and need to construct a CV. Should I include my PhD as "ongoing" in a separate section to the rest of my ...
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Field change from a Political Science Phd to a postdoc in History? [closed]

(The questions I've read on the subject seem to deal with exact sciences, so here goes). In a few months I will be defending my PhD in Political Science. The dissertation itself is ...
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Career options in scientific/academic publishing for PhDs and Postdocs

I finished my PhD a few months ago and am now settling into a postdoc position. The last 6-8 months of my PhD had been quite stressful (well, nothing unusual there, of course) and when it came to ...
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Changing research topic for the postdoc [duplicate]

I'm going to finish PhD very soon (hope these won't be my last famous words..) and I'm wondering what can I do move towards another topic (in the same research field) for a possible postdoc. Is there ...
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Should a researcher share scientific ideas in a temporary position and are they entitled to recognition for doing so?

A postdoc joins a group with a good idea to work on, while no specific project was given to him by the PI. After recognising the potential of the idea, the PI decides to take PhD students to work on ...
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Trailing spouse postdoc

My husband has accepted a postdoc position in a city in Australia with two great institutions where I think I'll have a good shot at securing a postdoc for myself. I have some great connections to ...
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Are there post-doc grants available for non-US citizens in the US?

I was looking for postdoctoral grants/fellowships for a potential post-doc opportunity in the US. It appears as the entire grant/fellowship system is geared towards US citizens, or permanent residents ...
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Any good source of information on EU based postdoctoral/researcher funding opportunities

I have read several posts on the forum but there seems no good information hub for EU based postdoctoral/researcher funding opportunities. I will be grateful if someone can give me a start. By the ...
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Academic position salaries in the UK

In job ads in the UK, a range is often mentioned as a salary, e.g. from 30k to 35k pounds per year. What exactly does this mean? Is the salary negotiable? Does the salary remain the same throughout ...
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Can I receive both an NSF international postdoctoral award and salary from a foreign university?

Recently I was offered a full salaried postdoctoral position (not a fellowship) in Australia (with a long lead time). I am a US citizen, so can also apply for the NSF international postdoctoral ...
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How difficult is it to obtain a postgraduate qualification in the academic field that's unrelated to your undergraduate programme?

How hard is it to obtain postgraduate qualification in the academic field unrelated to your undergraduate programme (or sharing a rather strenuous connection with it)? I'm looking for answers that ...
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Should I communicate to a researcher that I'll apply for a postdoc position is his lab in approximately two years?

I started my first postdoctoral position one year ago in a new university. In two years (or so), I'd like to apply for another postdoc position in another university, in a research team that works on ...
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Interview for postdoc position in mathematics

I have an interview for a postdoc position in Mathematics at a very good university in the UK. The interview committee comprises a maths professor (not in my field, which is analysis of PDEs) and ...