The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Finding a postdoc

The decision of whether or not to do a postdoc is one that every graduate student faces and is one that really depends on each individual graduate student. Before making your final decision, it's important to weigh your options and decide why doing a postdoc makes sense for you and your career path. Check out these links below for advice on how to get a postdoc as well as resources to provide an "insiders view" of what doing a postdoc is like.



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  • Talk with your adviser, other mentors, and collaborators about potential postdoc positions
  • Talk with postdocs in your lab or in labs you know about their experience and any advice they have in pursuing a postdoc
  • Talk with your adviser about what you want to get out of a postdoc to better decide how you will go about finding one