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Doing a Postdoctoral Fellowship

The first and most critical decision you need to make is whether a postdoctoral fellowship is necessary for the career that you desire. For most research careers, the postdoc is the de facto terminal degree. There are a number of other reasons one might want to consider a postdoctoral fellowship:

     • Opportunity to learn new skills
     • Time to publish and write grants
     • Provides a competitive advantage over other candidates
     • Allows crossover into a new field
     • Time to explore new area of country or world


Finding a Postdoctoral Mentor

Questions to be Answered

Lifestyle Considerations
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