Friday, November 24, 2006

Ten rules to get the right postdoc

A paper appearing in the November 2006 issue PLoS Computational Biology (see link below) lists ten rules for selecting a postdoctoral position:

Rule 1: Select a Position that Excites You
Rule 2: Select a Laboratory That Suits Your Work and Lifestyle
Rule 3: Select a Laboratory and a Project That Develop New Skills
Rule 4: Have a Backup Plan
Rule 5: Choose a Project with Tangible Outcomes That Match Your Career Goals
Rule 6: Negotiate First Authorship before You Start
Rule 7: The Time in a Postdoctoral Fellowship Should Be Finite
Rule 8: Evaluate the Growth Path
Rule 9: Strive to Get Your Own Money
Rule 10: Learn to Recognize Opportunities

see the full text at:
Ten Simple Rules for Selecting a Postdoctoral Position by Philip E. Bourne, Iddo Friedberg

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