Getting the Most Out of Your Postdoctoral Experience. Kathleen Flint, PhD Stony Brook University 1 st Annual National Postdoc Appreciation Day September 24, 2009. National Postdoc Appreciation Day. National Postdoc Assoc’s First ever Postdoc Appreciation Day ! Thanks for making it great!
Getting the Most Out of Your Postdoctoral Experience
Kathleen Flint, PhD
Stony Brook University
1st Annual National Postdoc Appreciation Day
September 24, 2009
“An individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance the professional skills and research independence needed to pursue his or her chosen career path.”
Recent trends at the institutional level:
But, most importantly:
Optimize your postdoc experience to get that job
New faculty hires typically have more years of experience, more publications
Prepare for Plan A, but also Plans B, C…
Think about how you can distinguish yourself
Thinking flexibly about your career can take advantage of these opportunities!
What else should you do?
Develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
Transferable Skills Make You Flexible!
NPA’s Postdoc Core Competencies
Competencies Needed for Career Success in the 21st Century
Management and Leadership Skills
Responsible Conduct of Research
Research Skill Development
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