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Regarding Post-Doctoral appointments, duties and job-hunt.

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Postdoc: internal v. external candidates. Can I expect a fair process?

I have recently interviewed for a Postdoc position in a Scandinavian country, where the short-listed candidates have access to ranking and comments on how they were selected. I saw that the other ...
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Do universities in the USA help postdoc researchers with the visa process?

I am currently at the end of my PhD and will be defending my thesis in the next two weeks. I have been offered a postdoc position at a university in the USA that is set to begin in October 2018. I ...
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What are the common criteria of evaluation for a Post-Doctoral or Tenure-Track faculty position? [on hold]

I am waiting for my PhD viva and I would like to start applying for Post-docs or faculty positions. We all know that a CV is never too good, so I would like to ask some things about the elements of ...
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Applying for NSF math postdoc fellowship with a non-U.S. institution as sponsor

I will be applying for the NSF mathematics postdoctoral fellowship this fall, and I was surprised to find out that the sponsoring institution need not be located in the United States. One of the ...
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Funding for postdoc - how does it work?

I am a Ph.D. student at the end of my Ph.D., looking for postdoc opportunities. My strategy has been to apply for different positions that are already funded. Now I am thinking about applying for ...
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Is it possible a post-doc position for a specialist in medicine without PhD?

I graduated from Medical Faculty ten years ago. I got my degree as a Microbiology Specialist in 2015. I have been working as a Clinical Microbiologist in a hospital since then. I completed all my ...
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How badly will my future job prospects be affected after having my PhD graduation date extended by more than 3 years (due to health)?

Do I still have the possibility of a career in Academia? Can publishing merit (Qualitative and Quantitative) save me?
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Which is more valued, first authorship articles or the number of articles produced?

What is more important in academia (bioinformatics, computational biology) for a person when he/she has already completed their PhD: Number of first authorship articles he/she has Number of ...
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Are post-docs required for faculty jobs in statistics?

Is it possible to become a tenure-track assistant professor of statistics department directly after the PhD, without having to do a postdoc? I'm interested in the top schools in the US (i.e., the Ivy ...
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Do postdocs still take courses?

I just saw an ad for a new Statistics course that will be offered this fall semester and it states: For postdoctoral, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students ... I am surprised and a little ...
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Meeting dishonest ex-supervisors at large international conference — Should one speak out?

I have returned to my country after one negative experience as a postdoc in China. In short, I was hired based on false salary & funding expectations supported by shady vague contracts written in ...
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Can I apply to other postdocs after accepting an unofficial postdoc offer?

I am a PhD student in Applied mathematics. I submitted my PhD thesis (not yet defended) and am applying for postdocs. Until now I have gotten two unofficial postdoc offers: the PIs unofficially ...
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How to tell my supervisor I won't use the data that a colleague prepared?

I started a postdoc about a year ago. At the time of my hire I was told another postdoc was preparing the large dataset I would eventually use. In the meantime, I was to run some sample models and ...
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How to get lab resources back from a post-doc who resigned while on vacation and not coming back?

I am posting this on behalf of my advisor. A post-doc in my research group at US told that he'd be going home to meet his family who are in a different country, but after two months he emails that he ...
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Accepted a postdoc offer by just emailing, have not signed any contract, what to do if other offer comes

Hi I am a Phd student (Phd thesis submitted). Recently, I have received a postdoc offer from a reputed university and accordingly accepted the offer by emailing them. Now this is just a offer letter, ...
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Publish work extending on PhD with supervisor

I recently completed my PhD and have started a position at a different institution. I am writing a paper which extends a model I introduced in my PhD. It wasn't a significant part of my PhD, more of ...
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Finding mathematics postdoc opportunities in India

I am Ph.D. advisor to X, a rising 5th-year Ph.D. student in pure mathematics at a mid-tier US research university. X and I are trying to prepare for his upcoming job search. In my opinion X is ...
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Can I tell the PI who has offered me a postdoc job that I have not decided yet waiting for other results

I have got a postdoc job offer from a reputed University in Applied Mathematics. Now, I have given several postdoc interviews and some interviews are scheduled in the coming days. In such situation ...
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Who should cover conferences expenses for research work done in a lab a researcher just left for another lab?

It would be quite interesting to have others' experience and opinion on what guidelines are followed, and/or would make sense to follow regarding conference expenses for a researcher having recently ...
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How is the career path of a full-time Research Associate different from that of a tenure-track / full-time professor?

Recently, I saw that a post-doc, "assistant professor", converted to become a full-time Research Associate at their school, moving all of their online content out of the department faculty page and ...
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How to interpret a postdoc rejection letter?

Few days ago I appeared in a postdoc interview. The PI was very much impressed with my resume and the interview went very well. The PI asked me when do you want to join. The next day he asked ...
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Main result unpublished at the end of the PhD

Before giving the context of my situation, I sum up my questions: - As a 3rd year PhD student, what would you do if you have a nice result but cannot publish it because your advisor is too busy and ...
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How to condense academic CV in one slide

I am giving in the next days a presentation to a UK university, as a part of an interview for a post-doc position. The PI of the lab asked me to put one slide at the beginning with my academic CV. ...
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Postdoctoral and Research associate

Is there any difference between Postdoctoral fellow and research associate?
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Postdoc application, cold contact, funding proposal

Backgrounds: I’m an international researcher (biologist) in Europe; with a PhD and one year postdoctoral experience. I want to increase my chances to get a second postdoctoral position through ...
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Looking for a postdoc: How to approach professors in a conference

I'm in the last year of my PhD and I'd like to get a postdoc after my program is done. In a few days, I'm going to present a poster about one of my projects (manuscript to be submitted soon) in a ...
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postdoc with professor that I had email exchanging for PhD

3 years before I exchanged email with a professor for Ph.D program. He sent me several links including the process of his university for PhD and some useful links, in the meanwhile I also contacted to ...
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How can I fill in the missing background I need to be a good computer scientist?

I'm doing my PhD in computer science and I'm almost finished (maybe one more year). In fact, my background was engineering, but in my MS study I got interested in CS and took courses about "pattern ...
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Can a recruiter contact a postdoc's recent supervisor who was not listed as a reference on the application?

P, a postdoc applicant, lists 3 referees (A, B and C) on her strong application. A knows P's work best and gives a mixed (guarded) assessment. B knows P's work moderately well and gives a great ...
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When does the PIs ask for recommendation letter [closed]

I have given a postdoc interview today. Till now the PI has not asked for recommendation letter (I have verified from the professors from whom I am taking it). When do they ask for it in general ? ...
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Does being unemployed after a PhD reflect poorly on my advisor?

I successfully defended this spring, and made it clear about a year prior that I would not be continuing in academia, with the goal of switching fields and entering the workforce. As part of this, I ...
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Do PIs contact other references which are not listed on CV?

Normally, we have to include contact details of three referees for PhD/Postdoc position application. So let’s say we apply for an opening postdoc and include three PhD supervisors as reference. Is ...
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What to do if your phd went well?

I will soon be in my final PhD year and am about to start my job search. Suppose that for some reason I suspect that I did quite well, research-wise. My main question is: What is the optimal job ...
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Website for postdoc in math/applied math [duplicate]

I am a Phd student starting to apply for postdoc in applied probability. I am interested in knowing that other than "mathjobs" which are the other sites where postdoc in math/applied math is ...
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About the meaning of the title Priv-Doz

In Germany there exists the title Priv-Doz before the name of some professors. What does it mean? Do these professors allow to hire postdoctoral applicants?
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Acknowledged for nonexistent contribution?

I completed a postdoctoral period in China, where I had a number of issues with the administration and supervisor. In short, I felt exploited in many ways, from payment & funding restrictions to ...
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Prospective supervisor stopped replying me before the application deadline

A professor agreed on helping me with applying for a postdoctoral fellowship. However, after I wrote the application materials and send to him, he stopped replying to me. It is really just several ...
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UK Postdoc - Is salary negotiation even possible?

I have an interview later this week and the advertisement goes something like: Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a. While talking to a postdoc at my own department, she told me that the scale wouldn't ...
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How to handle reference requests for a concurrent postdoc application that may seem unnecessary?

I recently applied for several postdoc positions. Two of them ("A" and "B") are closely related to my doctoral dissertation topic, and these applications were quite strongly welcomed. I am already in ...
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One year teaching in India [closed]

After a short-term period working as a postdoc (same institution where I got my PhD), and I felt the need for a change and spent the last few months teaching in Italy, where I'm from. I really ...
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How many places one should apply for postdoctoral position

I need a suggestion in applying for postdoc position in mathjobs. In general how many places one should apply ? I mean, can my recommendation letter writers get disturbed if I apply for too many ...
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Postdoc interview with many inquiries

I was invited for a postdoc interview. It was 1h 30min long with 2 professors (via Skype). After the interview, they asked me to present at their lab meeting in the next 2 weeks (optional, about my ...
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Returning to academia from industry: Asking to postpone starting date to wait for H1B visa?

I am currently working in industry and will be in H1B status starting October 1st. I am returning to academia for a postdoc and my advisor wants me to start around July 20th. The process has already ...
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Is it reasonable to say I'm not happy at my current position at interviews?

I am working as a research fellow at a University in UK. Its a two year contract with no chance of extension or renewal. Although I have 1 year left, I have considered not staying for the second year, ...
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D.Eng. or Ph.D. on a degree?

My friend is soon to obtain her doctoral degree in applied physics and start postdoc. She is provided by the department a chance to choose what to be displayed on the degree (between D.Eng. and Ph.D., ...
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post doc research and problem with its progress

In order to get postdoc in math I need to write a research statement. But I am thinking about some questions and appreciate your answers. Is it possible to express several topics in research ...
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Postdoc project: Bait and switch

Earlier this year, I interviewed and received offers for two postdoc positions from competing universities, with one- and three-year contracts, respectively. The first is more related to my PhD, while ...
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Publication dilemma

X gave some nanoparticles to Y lab 2 years ago. I worked on biological characterization of these particles in Y lab as a postdoc (second postdoc) and wrote a manuscript at the end of my 2 year ...
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Consulting potential postdoc positions: Good idea to avoid the email being ignored

I'm planning to consult a potential future advisor for a postdoc position. However, they do not put up any advertisement for postdocs, thus there is a large possibility that they cannot afford a ...
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Leaving a postdoc after 3 months (for another)

I accepted a postdoc position after a short interview by Skype and I haven't had the chance to get to know the people and the city. Anyway, my PI helped me to get my visa (EU - researcher) issued and, ...