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How hard is it to get a job at a leading research lab in the US (like Amazon, Microsoft) with an Australian PhD (from University of New South Wales, Sydney)?

Will taking up a postdoc position in a US university help? If not, what is the best route I can take?

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    I doubt that it is easier than anywhere else. Pretty hard since your pool is small. The degree isn't the problem. The competition is. – Buffy Jan 21 at 23:44
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    Helpful, of course. Good luck. – Buffy Jan 22 at 0:08
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    If you have the legal right to work in the US, a degree from an Australian university is just as good as one from an American university. For most people with Australian PhDs, the real Australia-specific problem will be getting a work visa. – Anonymous Physicist Jan 22 at 0:39
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    As usual, very much depends on the area. One of our students got hired immediately by a large research lab once he/she graduated. – Prof. Santa Claus Jan 22 at 0:52
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    Also the quality of your publications will weigh more heavily than where you got your PhD. – Prof. Santa Claus Jan 22 at 1:57