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The extent to which it is frowned upon differs greatly by discipline and country. At least having been in different departments/universities is usually beneficial for young scholars. Departments differ quite a bit, so having been in different departments/universities/countries broadens the range of experiences. This is usually taken into account by hiring ...


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Here is a perspective from pure math, which is probably applicable to some but not all other disciplines. It’s not really about “pursuing” or about “frowning upon”. You “pursue” a postdoc to broaden your mathematical horizons and develop yourself as a researcher in an environment where you are exposed to new ideas. Doing a postdoc at your PhD institution ...


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I think the issue is less about frowning upon post docs at the same institution you graduate from, but rather the missed opportunities. Working with a different group of people increases the pool of folks you have that are willing to vouch for your abilities. It increases the pool of people you are likely to collaborate closely with. Moving to a different ...


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Since you have two specific places in mind, it would be best if you go talk to them. Ask U Cincinnati about their success in transferring students to OSU. But you should also visit OSU and talk to their admissions people about what the real cost to you would be. You seem to be assuming things. Perhaps there are scholarships that would reduce the cost. ...


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The key points we look at in a postdoc is the future ability to develop an independent research program - independent of your thesis director. It is easier to demonstrate this if you change institution but if you continue to publish with your former advisor that is of no help. On the other hand, if you remain at the same place but develop independent ...


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I echo the comments by others that it is more about missed opportunities than explicitly frowned upon. Through a post-doc at another institution, you have the opportunity to build your network, to get the seal of approval on your CV that some other institution thought you are good, and -- perhaps most importantly for your next job -- an additional set of ...


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This isn't my field, but I can give a few reasons why a program might be rare. Some programs are very expensive to run, requiring specialized laboratories and faculty. This may be the case for biomedical engineering. It is difficult to run such programs for undergraduates because when any student drops out of the program for any reason, it is impossible to ...


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In some disciplines it is expected to do a postdoc elsewhere, at least in another laboratory but often at another institution or country. The benefits to this are: You will have access to new equipment and gain technical expertise with new techniques You will spend time with a new mentor and be introduced to their network You will see how different labs ...


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