Should I Do a Postdoc?

signpost iconThere are many reasons you might pursue a postdoctoral research position after completing your PhD, and just as many questions! Explore the tiles below for resources and guides. 

 


The Strategic Postdoc
Do you prefer video content? Check out this series on positioning yourself for a postdoc from iBiology.


 

Do I need to do a postdoc?

Doing a postdoc can feel like an obvious next step as you finish your PhD training, but dedicating additional time (often multiple years) to your training is not the only option.  Consider the specific training goals and practical considerations that may inform your decision with this guide.

How do I apply for a postdoc?

Applying for a postdoc has a few additional considerations beyond the typical job application process. Read on for tips on each stage of the process.

I'm considering a specific postdoc; should I do it?

If you are considering whether to pursue a particular postdoc position, OCPD can help. Visit this page to reflect on the specific position, or get personalized support to talk it through!

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