why do we all look for post-doc jobs?
Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:25 AM
what resume you must be having to get permanent position in your uni? in Essex we had to have at least 4 years of post-doc. but in here, nothing.
Posted 25 May 2011 - 10:29 PM
On the other hand you will have to proof independent scientific achievements for usually at least 6 years (i.e. two post docs) if you want to secure one of the Professorships.....
I know many people who are happy with the permanent jobs mentioned above, but if you want to start your own group and become a scientifically independent you will have to go for one or two post docs......
Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:09 AM
I was in Germany a while back, there was this guy aged 38 who was a graduate from Karolinska university. He was still doing post-doc in Giessen University, and while he was still pipetting, a PhD student in the same team got a permanent job because the boss liked him more.