PART 4: Making the Approach

by on May 23, 2023 8:34 pm
If you have yet to read the previous posts in this series, we encourage you to start at the beginning! How to make the approach Once you have identified faculty who align with your research interests, you’ll want to approach them to create a connection and share your interest in working with them. If you have a professional acquaintance or colleague in common, you can… Continue reading »

PART 3: Identifying Potential Mentors

by on April 13, 2023 6:51 pm
If you have yet to read Part 1: So You Wanna Be a Postdoc? or Part 2: Exploring Research Focus, we encourage you to start at the beginning. Once you have identified one or more potential research topics, browse literature related to your interest areas and note scientists doing compelling research that is complementary to your desired work. This is also a good time to… Continue reading »

PART 2: Exploring Research Focus

by on March 31, 2023 7:40 pm
If you have yet to read Part 1: So You Wanna Be a Postdoc? You can find it here. An exciting part of transitions is they are natural inflection points for assessing your career and focus. This is equally true for a transition to a postdoctoral appointment. When thinking about your possible postdoc, there are two approaches that comprise polar endpoints in the range of… Continue reading »

PART 1: So You Wanna Be a Postdoc?

by on March 14, 2023 11:12 pm
Congratulations on finishing your PhD! What’s next? You no doubt have a number of research ideas and directions that interest you. How do you want to pursue your research interests? Or do you want to shift gears entirely and work towards a different career than you had not considered previously? As you think about how to move forward in your career, postdoctoral training may be… Continue reading »