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Questions tagged [postdocs]

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

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Applying for another job within same department?

I've been a postdoc for just under a year in a nice lab, and I have no problems with my boss or colleagues. However, another position has just come up in the same department, which fits way better ...
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NSF Guidelines on Postdoc Salary for Grants Hosted by an Institution/PI

I'm looking for guidelines the NSF may have on minimum salary paid to a postdoc under grants to an institution/PI. These are grants that, for example, I would write which then get awarded to me/my ...
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Sexually harassed by postdoc supervisor and forced to quit [on hold]

I was forced to resign from a postdoctoral position in a major research institute in the US because of sexual harassment. It's been 4 months since I resigned, but I'm still struggling to move on from ...
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MSCA-IF outcome 2019 [on hold]

We just received our MSCA result. Our proposal is in reserve list having score 92.4%. Is there any chance to get fund in the future?
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How do I prepare for a postdoc position with requirements in working with the theoretical basis of the software, which I have never worked with?

I am 5th year PhD, about to submit my thesis in few months and defend in around September this year. My computational materials science PhD thesis involved using a commercial software (ABAQUS) to ...
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It seems every postdoc position needs representative papers. What should I do if I don't have any publications?

I have spent 4.5 years on my PhD, writing my thesis, with just one average publication. I am 30yo with no work experience and don't want to go to industry. I have been looking at several postdoctoral ...
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How common is it to get an academic position in a different country after getting a PhD in the US?

For someone who is doing his PhD in a US institute (STEM filed), how likely is it to be employed (as a post-doc for example) in another country (which is not my home country, in general) ? For ...
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How should I present my under-review works in my CV and profile?

I'm searching for postdoc positions in CS and sending my CV to here and there trying for different opportunities. However, I do not know how to present my under-review works. For instance, should I ...
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What can be done about the problem of bullying in post-PhD academia? [closed]

I recently wrote a piece of advice to a bullied postdoc that made me sad. Abbreviated, original here, "It is unlikely you can fight this culture, and academic settings have practically no ...
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Timeline for leaving postdoc

I plan on leaving my current postdoc at the end of the first year to go to industry. My question is two fold: Is 3 months a good length of notice to give? When should I begin applying for ...
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aggressive co-worker and bullying at the lab [closed]

I've recently started doing postdoc in an European country. Since the first day, I am having problems with working in the lab environment. The research group is too individualistic (there is no ...
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Should I send a research recommendation letter to teaching postdoc position?

I am a math PhD student, graduating this semester. I found a teaching postdoc that I would really like to apply for but I am confused by the ad. They ask for a teaching statement but no research ...
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Is it possible to become a tenure track Assistant Professor at the same university where I did Post Doc?

I know that there is such thing as "intellectual incest" and that many universities are against hiring their own PhD graduates for their faculty positions. But what about the movement from being a ...
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How important is it to have publications to get a math postdoc?

The applications often ask for a publication list. If the only publication on the list is a thesis in preparation/preprint, would the candidate's application be rejected because of that? Is it ...
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For MathJobs does it matter what you put down for Primary Interest?

Is it better to indicate 3 interests rather than one? Does it affect who looks at my file or affect my chances of acceptance in any way? For example, suppose I'm mainly interested in combinatorics but ...
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What's the difference between “research grant” and “fellowship” ? (what to choose for a postdoc?)

I was wondering what's the difference between a research grant and a fellowship ? I am currently finishing my PhD and I am looking for funding for my postdoc. I came across a call for proposal of a ...
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Is it OK to change my research tools/methods completely after/at the end of my PhD?

In my Phd, I was using tools of stochastic geometry for my research. But I realize now that the juice has mostly been drawn of this tool at this stage and the new kid around the block is now Game ...
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Can I be work on several project as a post-doc? [closed]

I'm applying to a post-doc, with a specific project. I'm wondering how much freedom can I get as a post-doc. I'm currently supervising a master student and I'm planning to supervise more during the ...
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What is expected from a post-doc application? [closed]

More clearly; Is it possible to apply with a proposal like "I want to make international publications based on my PhD Thesis during my post-doc" or Does someone have to formulate an entirely new ...
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Post-Doc in Germany [closed]

I am a newbie and have a question. First of all let me introduce myself and the situation in which I am going through. I have just got my PhD from the Middle East Technical University (Turkey) from ...
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What are the main reasons postdoc applicants get rejected?

I'm applying for postdoc jobs right now (math). I was put on the short-list for one position and had an interview but the PI for that postdoc made the offer to someone else. I'm starting to get ...
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Short postdoc abroad

I'm looking for some career/life advice. I am currently 9 months into my first postdoc job in the US (originally 1 year contract) in the life sciences, after finishing a PhD in the UK. My contract ...
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How to align my passion for multiple subjects with a post-PhD job search?

I have MSc in Biotechnology and will be getting my PhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences from an Ivy League university this Fall. I spent a year working at a synthetic biology startup between my ...
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PhD or postdoc salary in Denmark according to the cost of living. Is it OK?

I´d like to know if the average salary for a PostDoc and a PhD student is sufficient for a middle income expectations in Denmark. What I mean for middle income is for the two of us (1 PostDoc and 1 ...
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Second round interview for a postdoctoral position

I have applied for a postdoctoral position at a university in Ireland, and have done an interview with the professor who advertised the position. After three weeks from the interview, I sent him an ...
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How can I do well with an unpredictable boss as a postdoc?

My current postdoc advisor is an expert in my research field. He is head of research center and has huge amount of experience in this field. The poblem is, he is a bit whimsical. Sometimes he is ...
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Postdoc with a professor retiring soon

I am starting a new postdoc position with a professor who's retiring soon (<5 yrs, judging from the grad intake). I am interested in pursuing an academic job and it worries me that I would not be ...
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How many papers does a mathematician publish (on average) in a year? [closed]

I wondered about the number of papers published by mathematicians because I heard that they publish less than other academics or scientist. It would be nice if you could distinguish between the number ...
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Postdoc in the US : what salary should I ask for

I live in France and I'm currently applying for postdoc positions in fundamental mathematics, at several universities in the US and elsewhere. For my application at the University of Denver, I'm asked ...
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Stating a post doc research fellowship that I declined on my CV due to personal reasons?

So, I have recently finished my PhD in one of the "pure" sciences, in the UK. I have applied and been successful in obtaining a prestigious and rather lucrative research fellowship for a post doc ...
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About a mentor who want to supervise postdoc

I have been accepted for a postdoc position. My mentor is a young and according to his list of publications he has not many papers and/or many citations. I would like to know whether this position add ...
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Non-salary fellowships and US income taxes

In general, are fellowships which are granted to individual researchers, but do not constitute salary and are not held in a personal bank account, considered taxable for US passport holders? For ...
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Realistic expectations from a postdoc in terms of publications [closed]

I am in the process of applying for a postdoctoral grant and I was wondering what the expectations are in terms of journal publications when I plan? Would it be fine if I plan 1 paper per year if I ...
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After PhD - Need advice

I completed my PhD about 2 years ago. During the PhD period I left lots of bad things that affected my life. I divorced, moved to another city, lost motivation because of some big political situations ...
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A PhD thesis without any publication [closed]

I am currently a Ph.D student(computational maths) works in a theory. I will be graduating in the next year. I have one paper which I will be submitting soon and working one more paper. One of my ...
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Changing mind after rejecting a job offer

I recently finished my Ph.D., and joined a private company in the industry. A few months before defending my thesis, I received an offer for a post-doc position; the offer was very interesting, but I ...
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How much knowledge is expected of an MPhil applicant as compared to a PhD student, a postdoc or a research assistant? [closed]

A related question asks about differences in required background knowledge between PhD students, postdocs and RAs. This question asks about differences in the required background knowledge between ...
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about starting date of postdoc [closed]

I have been accepted for postdoc position. According the detail of postdoc the successful candidate will begin in January 2019 What does it mean? Can I start my work at any time of January? Am I ...
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How to follow up the result of postdoc committee? [duplicate]

I have been accepted for postdoc position at university A. In the meanwhile, I applied for postdoc in university B, and I am waiting to hear from them. I would like to write a follow-up email to my ...
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Forced to work as a postdoc without pay [closed]

I got an externally funded research grant as a lead researcher to carry out a project at a UK University, together with other senior co-PIs. The grant would pay my salary for the duration of the ...
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Who to include as a reference?

I am finishing my Ph.D. and looking for a postdoc position. Right now I have included my current supervisor in Ph.D. and my previous supervisor from my masters as references. The postdoc position ...
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non-scientific travel costs refunding [duplicate]

I have been accepted for postdoc position. Apart from travel grant to attend conferences, I would like to know whether there exists any ticket allowance for my first travel ( from my country to the ...
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How to deal with a micromanaging supervisor?

I am doing my PostDoc with a reputable professor, who achieved a lot in our research area. I really learnt a lot of things from him, but the problem is that I am uncomfortable with his supervision. ...
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Postdoc in China age issue [duplicate]

Ok here's the issue. Normally the Chinese postdocs have to be under 35 years of age plus under 3 years from PhD. However, I am slightly over 3 years from PhD. However, I already will have a one year ...
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External collaboration without doctoral supervisor - is it a fair request to pursue this?

I am about two-thirds of the way through my doctoral programme, and am intending to start applying for post-doctoral fellowships within the next few months. I am fortunate to have already published a ...
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Whats the average salary (inclusively) in china? How expensive it is for a single postdoctoral life? [duplicate]

I'm going to join one of the top university in China. I have been offered 130000 to 180000 RMB per year (including the basic performance and housing subsidy) on invitation letter although it's less ...
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Are there good ways to approach a professor for a postdoc? [closed]

How do I approach an unknown professor before a PhD interview? My defense (viva) will be held next March and I will be seeking a postdoctoral fellowship after that. I want to contact a Professor ...
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Refusing the postdoc offer (email acceptance of the offer only)

I have a classical situation, but as it is the first in my live, I would like to know: if it is acceptable to refuse a postdoctoral offer. The contract is not signed, the paperwork are going to start, ...
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Can a blind person do a post-doc in the humanities?

I’m about to finish my PhD in Sociology. I’m from Pakistan, and I’m totally blind. My PhD research was quite interdisciplinary. I studied factors influencing environmental concern about environmental ...
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Is it reasonable to apply for (postdoc) positions early?

When preparing an application for a position, it goes without saying that everyone wants to make the strongest possible case for themselves. Hence, it seems that the best strategy would be to wait ...