Postdocs

New report argues for better mentoring, pay, and career progression for postdocs

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National Academies report sees system in disarray and calls for better pay, more mentoring and speedier path to their own labs.

Ph.D.s as teachers and other ideas emerge from panel on doctoral reform at Stanford

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Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.

Should you pursue a postdoc or not? (essay)

Besides understanding whether a postdoc is required for your intended career field, you need to think about the financial implications as well as how you'd like to spend the next few years of your life, advises Melanie V. Sinche.

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How to help more postdocs find careers in STEM fields (essay)

Karen Kashmanian Oates explores why STEM postdocs struggle to land their first faculty position and how others in academe can help.

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Essay on how to manage teaching-oriented postdoc programs

It's not enough to bring a new Ph.D. to campus and say "teach," writes Gary DeCoker. These young academics need a real plan and real mentors.

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Essay on link between postdoc pay and pipeline for women in science

If universities want to retain more female academic scientists, it's time to increase postdoc salaries, writes Jennifer Bussell.

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Picking a Postdoc Post

Douglas Natelson suggests approaches in the physical sciences.

Postdoc (Partial) Satisfaction

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Most like their positions, but many have tight budgets and question whether they are actually being trained.

Telling Postdocs About Tenure

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Two groups that support basic research sponsor weeklong course to help young scientists navigate through their universities.

The Post-Sputnik Era, Redux

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Bolstering U.S. competitiveness is not just the government's job, research university group says in new report.

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