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International Survey of Postdocs in Medicine & Other Life Sciences

International Survey of Postdocs in Medicine & Other Life Sciences

Postdocs in medicine and other life sciences give their opinions on what are the best universities to work for in the English-speaking world. The study surveys opinions on salaries and working conditions, tenure track and “superdoc” position prospects, and the overall quality of the postdoc experience in leading medical schools and life sciences faculties and major research universities. Postdocs present their opinions of postdoc career affairs offices, career counseling, information technology, opportunities to attend scientific conferences, mentoring services, grant search support, housing policies, assistance with visa/immigration issues and much more about their postdoc experience.

Just a few of the report’s many findings are that:

More than two thirds of survey participants said that their universities offered a postdoc affairs office.
The mean salary for all postdocs surveyed was $53,107; the median,$46,000.
Respondents felt they had the best prospects of obtaining permanent positions after serving as postdocs in the USA or Canada.
External funding accounted for 77.1% of the total compensation for female postdocs in the sample.
22.09% of all postdocs surveyed said that their institution offered “superdoc” positions, permanent staff positions similar to postdocs but with greater pay and stability. Males and females reported with nearly the same frequency that “superdoc” positions were available.
59.99% of postdocs outside of the USA and UK were satisfied with their current salaries, slightly higher than the 53.84% in the USA but much greater than 36.85% in the UK.
22.64% of respondents listed Naturejobs as a useful website for finding postdoc and other scientific job prospects, making it the most frequently used website among respondents.

Some of the institutional affiliations of the postdocs interviewed were: Australian National University, Brown University, Columbia University, Columbia University Medical Center, Drexel University, Duke-NUS Medical School, Georgia Institute of Technology, Monash University, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, St. Louis University, The University of Birmingham, The University of Western Australia, University of Birmingham, University of Connecticut, University of Idaho, University of Leeds, University of South Florida, University of Utah, University of Western Australia, and Yale School of Medicine.


THE QUESTIONNAIRE
University Affiliations of the Participants
Characteristics of the Sample
SUMMARY OF MAIN FINDINGS
Views of the Availability of Permanent Staff Positions Similar to Postdocs but with Greater Pay and Stability
Views of the Attainability of Superdoc Positions
Views of the Availability of a Postdocs Affairs Office Offering Training and Guidance
Views of the Quality of the Postdocs Affairs Office
Views of the Quality of University Services Provided to Postdocs
Satisfaction with Career Development Efforts for Postdocs
Views of the Helpfulness of the University in Assisting with the Development of English Language Skills
Current Annual Salaries of Postdocs
Views of Current Salary Compared to Salary for Similar Positions Elsewhere
Satisfaction with Personal Housing Provided by the University
Postdoc Dependence on Funding External to Current Institution
Satisfaction with Information Technology Provided by the University or Research Institute
Estimated Cost to University of Sending Postdocs to Symposia, Conferences, and Other Scientific Meetings Over the Past Year
Provision of University Guaranteed Income or “Grace Period” Between Grants
Satisfaction with Visa/Working Permit Situation in Host County for Non-Citizens
View of Quality of Working Conditions for Postdocs in Various Countries
View of Attainability of Permanent Positions After Serving as a Postdoc in Various Countries
Method of First Contact to Obtain Current Position
Useful Websites for Finding Postdoc and Other Scientific Job Prospects
Anticipated Career Prospects in Three Years
History of Sexual Harassment by a Principal Investigator or Other Authority Figure
View of Fairness and Transparency of Procedures and Processes for Combating Abusive Behaviour by Faculty with Power Over Postdocs
History of Teaching Classes as Part of Employment Contract, Teaching Classes as an Adjunct for Extra Compensation, or Tutoring Students for Extra Compensation
Expectations of Medical and Life Science Fields with the Best Research Funding Prospects Over the Next Five Years
Views of the Effect of Donald Trump as President of the United States on Future Careers for Postdocs
Advice to Peers for Managing as a Postdoc
Views About Higher Education Institutions with Exemplary Postdoc Working Conditions and Programs
Table 1.1 Does your institution offer permanent staff positions similar to postdocs but with greater pay and stability?
Table 1.2 Does your institution offer permanent staff positions similar to postdocs but with greater pay and stability? Broken out by Country
Table 1.3 Does your institution offer permanent staff positions similar to postdocs but with greater pay and stability? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 1.4 Does your institution offer permanent staff positions similar to postdocs but with greater pay and stability? Broken out by Specialization
Table 1.5 Does your institution offer permanent staff positions similar to postdocs but with greater pay and stability? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 1.6 Does your institution offer permanent staff positions similar to postdocs but with greater pay and stability? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 1.7 Does your institution offer permanent staff positions similar to postdocs but with greater pay and stability? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 2.1 If your institution offer such superdoc positions about what percentage of postdocs that want them attain them?
Table 2.2 If your institution offer such superdoc positions about what percentage of postdocs that want them attain them? Broken out by Country
Table 2.3 If your institution offer such superdoc positions about what percentage of postdocs that want them attain them? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 2.4 If your institution offer such superdoc positions about what percentage of postdocs that want them attain them? Broken out by Specialization
Table 2.5 If your institution offer such superdoc positions about what percentage of postdocs that want them attain them? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 2.6 If your institution offer such superdoc positions about what percentage of postdocs that want them attain them? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 2.7 If your institution offer such superdoc positions about what percentage of postdocs that want them attain them? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 3.1 Does your institution have some kind of office of postdoc affairs to offer training and guidance to postdocs on campus?
Table 3.2 Does your institution have some kind of office of postdoc affairs to offer training and guidance to postdocs on campus? Broken out by Country
Table 3.3 Does your institution have some kind of office of postdoc affairs to offer training and guidance to postdocs on campus? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 3.4 Does your institution have some kind of office of postdoc affairs to offer training and guidance to postdocs on campus? Broken out by Specialization
Table 3.5 Does your institution have some kind of office of postdoc affairs to offer training and guidance to postdocs on campus? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 3.6 Does your institution have some kind of office of postdoc affairs to offer training and guidance to postdocs on campus? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 3.7 Does your institution have some kind of office of postdoc affairs to offer training and guidance to postdocs on campus? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 4.1 How would you rate your college's office of postdoc affairs?
Table 4.2 How would you rate your college's office of postdoc affairs? Broken out by Country
Table 4.3 How would you rate your college's office of postdoc affairs? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 4.4 How would you rate your college's office of postdoc affairs? Broken out by Specialization
Table 4.5 How would you rate your college's office of postdoc affairs? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 4.6 How would you rate your college's office of postdoc affairs? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 4.7 How would you rate your college's office of postdoc affairs? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 5 How would you rate the services provided by your university in each of the following areas?
Table 5.1.1 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Databases and Research Tools to Find Funding Sources?
Table 5.1.2 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Databases and Research Tools to Find Funding Sources? Broken out by Country
Table 5.1.3 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Databases and Research Tools to Find Funding Sources? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 5.1.4 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Databases and Research Tools to Find Funding Sources? Broken out by Specialization
Table 5.1.5 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Databases and Research Tools to Find Funding Sources? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 5.1.6 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Databases and Research Tools to Find Funding Sources? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 5.1.7 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Databases and Research Tools to Find Funding Sources? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 5.2.1 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Mentoring from those in more senior positions?
Table 5.2.2 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Mentoring from those in more senior positions? Broken out by Country
Table 5.2.3 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Mentoring from those in more senior positions? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 5.2.4 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Mentoring from those in more senior positions? Broken out by Specialization
Table 5.2.5 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Mentoring from those in more senior positions? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 5.2.6 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Mentoring from those in more senior positions? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 5.2.7 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Mentoring from those in more senior positions? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 5.3.1 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Tools and Services to Promote Research Collaboration?
Table 5.3.2 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Tools and Services to Promote Research Collaboration? Broken out by Country
Table 5.3.3 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Tools and Services to Promote Research Collaboration? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 5.3.4 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Tools and Services to Promote Research Collaboration? Broken out by Specialization
Table 5.3.5 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Tools and Services to Promote Research Collaboration? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 5.3.6 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Tools and Services to Promote Research Collaboration? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 5.3.7 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Tools and Services to Promote Research Collaboration? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 5.4.1 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Funding for Travel for Scientific Purposes?
Table 5.4.2 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Funding for Travel for Scientific Purposes? Broken out by Country
Table 5.4.3 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Funding for Travel for Scientific Purposes? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 5.4.4 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Funding for Travel for Scientific Purposes? Broken out by Specialization
Table 5.4.5 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Funding for Travel for Scientific Purposes? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 5.4.6 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Funding for Travel for Scientific Purposes? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 5.4.7 How would you rate the services provided by your university in Funding for Travel for Scientific Purposes? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 6.1 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university?
Table 6.2 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out by Country
Table 6.3 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 6.4 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out by Specialization
Table 6.5 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 6.6 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 6.7 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out by Age of survey participant
If you have ever required assistance with the development of English language skills describe the helpfulness of your university in this respect.
Table 7.1 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university?
Table 7.2 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out by Country
Table 7.3 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 7.4 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out by Specialization
Table 7.5 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 7.6 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 7.7 How satisfied are you with the career development efforts for postdocs by your university? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 8.1 What is your current annual salary? ($ US)
Table 8.2 What is your current annual salary? Broken out by Country
Table 8.3 What is your current annual salary? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 8.4 What is your current annual salary? Broken out by Specialization
Table 8.5 What is your current annual salary? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 8.6 What is your current annual salary? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 8.7 What is your current annual salary? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 9.1 In your view how generous is your salary compared to what you might reasonably expect to obtain elsewhere for a similar position with a similar work load?
Table 9.2 In your view how generous is your salary compared to what you might reasonably expect to obtain elsewhere for a similar position with a similar work load? Broken out by Country
Table 9.3 In your view how generous is your salary compared to what you might reasonably expect to obtain elsewhere for a similar position with a similar work load? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 9.4 In your view how generous is your salary compared to what you might reasonably expect to obtain elsewhere for a similar position with a similar work load? Broken out by Specialization
Table 9.5 In your view how generous is your salary compared to what you might reasonably expect to obtain elsewhere for a similar position with a similar work load? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 9.6 In your view how generous is your salary compared to what you might reasonably expect to obtain elsewhere for a similar position with a similar work load? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 9.7 In your view how generous is your salary compared to what you might reasonably expect to obtain elsewhere for a similar position with a similar work load? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 10.1 How satisfied are you with the provisions for personal housing for you at your university?
Table 10.2 How satisfied are you with the provisions for personal housing for you at your university? Broken out by Country
Table 10.3 How satisfied are you with the provisions for personal housing for you at your university? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 10.4 How satisfied are you with the provisions for personal housing for you at your university? Broken out by Specialization
Table 10.5 How satisfied are you with the provisions for personal housing for you at your university? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 10.6 How satisfied are you with the provisions for personal housing for you at your university? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 10.7 How satisfied are you with the provisions for personal housing for you at your university? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 11.1 About what percentage of your current compensation is dependent upon funding external to your current institution?
Table 11.2 About what percentage of your current compensation is dependent upon funding external to your current institution? Broken out by Country
Table 11.3 About what percentage of your current compensation is dependent upon funding external to your current institution? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 11.4 About what percentage of your current compensation is dependent upon funding external to your current institution? Broken out by Specialization
Table 11.5 About what percentage of your current compensation is dependent upon funding external to your current institution? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 11.6 About what percentage of your current compensation is dependent upon funding external to your current institution? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 11.7 About what percentage of your current compensation is dependent upon funding external to your current institution? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 12.1 How satisfied are you with the quality of the information technology provided by your university or research institute?
Table 12.2 How satisfied are you with the quality of the information technology provided by your university or research institute? Broken out by Country
Table 12.3 How satisfied are you with the quality of the information technology provided by your university or research institute? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 12.4 How satisfied are you with the quality of the information technology provided by your university or research institute? Broken out by Specialization
Table 12.5 How satisfied are you with the quality of the information technology provided by your university or research institute? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 12.6 How satisfied are you with the quality of the information technology provided by your university or research institute? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 12.7 How satisfied are you with the quality of the information technology provided by your university or research institute? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 13.1 About how much do you estimate that it costs your university to send you to symposia, conferences, and other scientific meetings in your field in the past year. Include payment of conference fees, travel expenses, lodging and other expenses paid or reimbursed by your university. ($ US)
Table 13.2 About how much do you estimate that it costs your university to send you to symposia, conferences, and other scientific meetings in your field in the past year. Include payment of conference fees, travel expenses, lodging and other expenses paid or reimbursed by your university. Broken out by Country
Table 13.3 About how much do you estimate that it costs your university to send you to symposia, conferences, and other scientific meetings in your field in the past year. Include payment of conference fees, travel expenses, lodging and other expenses paid or reimbursed by your university. Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 13.4 About how much do you estimate that it costs your university to send you to symposia, conferences, and other scientific meetings in your field in the past year. Include payment of conference fees, travel expenses, lodging and other expenses paid or reimbursed by your university. Broken out by Specialization
Table 13.5 About how much do you estimate that it costs your university to send you to symposia, conferences, and other scientific meetings in your field in the past year. Include payment of conference fees, travel expenses, lodging and other expenses paid or reimbursed by your university. Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 13.6 About how much do you estimate that it costs your university to send you to symposia, conferences, and other scientific meetings in your field in the past year. Include payment of conference fees, travel expenses, lodging and other expenses paid or reimbursed by your university. Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 13.7 About how much do you estimate that it costs your university to send you to symposia, conferences, and other scientific meetings in your field in the past year. Include payment of conference fees, travel expenses, lodging and other expenses paid or reimbursed by your university. Broken out by Age of survey participant
Has your university ever extended to you any form or guaranteed income or "grace period" between grants when you receive either salary or stipend, or benefits (such as health insurance or office space) while you are in the process of applying for grants? If so how long have you received such support and what support did you receive?
Table 14.1 If you are not a citizen of the country in which you are working as a postdoc or equivalent, how satisfied are you with your visa/working permit situation in your host country?
Table 14.2 If you are not a citizen of the country in which you are working as a postdoc or equivalent, how satisfied are you with your visa/working permit situation in your host country? Broken out by Country
Table 14.3 If you are not a citizen of the country in which you are working as a postdoc or equivalent, how satisfied are you with your visa/working permit situation in your host country? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 14.4 If you are not a citizen of the country in which you are working as a postdoc or equivalent, how satisfied are you with your visa/working permit situation in your host country? Broken out by Specialization
Table 14.5 If you are not a citizen of the country in which you are working as a postdoc or equivalent, how satisfied are you with your visa/working permit situation in your host country? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 14.6 If you are not a citizen of the country in which you are working as a postdoc or equivalent, how satisfied are you with your visa/working permit situation in your host country? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 14.7 If you are not a citizen of the country in which you are working as a postdoc or equivalent, how satisfied are you with your visa/working permit situation in your host country? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 15 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in each of the following areas or countries
Table 15.1.1 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in USA?
Table 15.1.2 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in USA? Broken out by Country
Table 15.1.3 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in USA? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 15.1.4 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in USA? Broken out by Specialization
Table 15.1.5 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in USA? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 15.1.6 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in USA? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 15.1.7 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in USA? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 15.2.1 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Canada?
Table 15.2.2 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Canada? Broken out by Country
Table 15.2.3 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Canada? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 15.2.4 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Canada? Broken out by Specialization
Table 15.2.5 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Canada? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 15.2.6 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Canada? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 15.2.7 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Canada? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 15.3.1 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in UK?
Table 15.3.2 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in UK? Broken out by Country
Table 15.3.3 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in UK? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 15.3.4 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in UK? Broken out by Specialization
Table 15.3.5 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in UK? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 15.3.6 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in UK? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 15.3.7 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in UK? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 15.4.1 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Ireland?
Table 15.4.2 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Ireland? Broken out by Country
Table 15.4.3 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Ireland? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 15.4.4 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Ireland? Broken out by Specialization
Table 15.4.5 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Ireland? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 15.4.6 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Ireland? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 15.4.7 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Ireland? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 15.5.1 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Australia?
Table 15.5.2 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Australia? Broken out by Country
Table 15.5.3 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Australia? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 15.5.4 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Australia? Broken out by Specialization
Table 15.5.5 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Australia? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 15.5.6 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Australia? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 15.5.7 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in Australia? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 15.6.1 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in New Zealand?
Table 15.6.2 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in New Zealand? Broken out by Country
Table 15.6.3 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in New Zealand? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 15.6.4 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in New Zealand? Broken out by Specialization
Table 15.6.5 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in New Zealand? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 15.6.6 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in New Zealand? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 15.6.7 In general, how good are working conditions for postdocs in New Zealand? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 16 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in each of the following areas or countries?
Table 16.1.1 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in USA?
Table 16.1.2 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in USA? Broken out by Country
Table 16.1.3 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in USA? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 16.1.4 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in USA? Broken out by Specialization
Table 16.1.5 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in USA? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 16.1.6 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in USA? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 16.1.7 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in USA? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 16.2.1 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Canada?
Table 16.2.2 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Canada? Broken out by Country
Table 16.2.3 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Canada? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 16.2.4 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Canada? Broken out by Specialization
Table 16.2.5 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Canada? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 16.2.6 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Canada? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 16.2.7 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Canada? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 16.3.1 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in UK or Ireland?
Table 16.3.2 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in UK or Ireland? Broken out by Country
Table 16.3.3 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in UK or Ireland? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 16.3.4 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in UK or Ireland? Broken out by Specialization
Table 16.3.5 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in UK or Ireland? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 16.3.6 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in UK or Ireland? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 16.3.7 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in UK or Ireland? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 16.4.1 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Australia/New Zealand?
Table 16.4.2 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Australia/New Zealand? Broken out by Country
Table 16.4.3 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Australia/New Zealand? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 16.4.4 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Australia/New Zealand? Broken out by Specialization
Table 16.4.5 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Australia/New Zealand? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 16.4.6 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Australia/New Zealand? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 16.4.7 In general, how good are the prospects for obtaining permanent positions after serving as a postdoc in Australia/New Zealand? Broken out by Age of survey participant
How did you make the contact to get your current position? Through an ad? Career Fair. Scientific websites? At meetings? Through faculty mentors?
Which websites, if any, have you found useful in alerting you to postdoc and other scientific job prospects?
Table 17.1 Which phrase captures what you believe is most likely to happen to you career-wise in three years?
Table 17.2 Which phrase captures what you believe is most likely to happen to you career-wise in three years? Broken out by Country
Table 17.3 Which phrase captures what you believe is most likely to happen to you career-wise in three years? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 17.4 Which phrase captures what you believe is most likely to happen to you career-wise in three years? Broken out by Specialization
Table 17.5 Which phrase captures what you believe is most likely to happen to you career-wise in three years? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 17.6 Which phrase captures what you believe is most likely to happen to you career-wise in three years? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 17.7 Which phrase captures what you believe is most likely to happen to you career-wise in three years? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Which phrase captures what you believe is most likely to happen to you career-wise in three years? Other answers.
Table 18.1 Have you ever been sexually harassed by a principal investigator or other authority figure with potential power over you in any of your postdoc positions?
Table 18.2 Have you ever been sexually harassed by a principal investigator or other authority figure with potential power over you in any of your postdoc positions? Broken out by Country
Table 18.3 Have you ever been sexually harassed by a principal investigator or other authority figure with potential power over you in any of your postdoc positions? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 18.4 Have you ever been sexually harassed by a principal investigator or other authority figure with potential power over you in any of your postdoc positions? Broken out by Specialization
Table 18.5 Have you ever been sexually harassed by a principal investigator or other authority figure with potential power over you in any of your postdoc positions? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 18.6 Have you ever been sexually harassed by a principal investigator or other authority figure with potential power over you in any of your postdoc positions? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 18.7 Have you ever been sexually harassed by a principal investigator or other authority figure with potential power over you in any of your postdoc positions? Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 19.1 Rate the fairness and transparently of procedures and processes in place to help you combat abusive behavior by faculty with power over you.
Table 19.2 Rate the fairness and transparently of procedures and processes in place to help you combat abusive behavior by faculty with power over you. Broken out by Country
Table 19.3 Rate the fairness and transparently of procedures and processes in place to help you combat abusive behavior by faculty with power over you. Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 19.4 Rate the fairness and transparently of procedures and processes in place to help you combat abusive behavior by faculty with power over you. Broken out by Specialization
Table 19.5 Rate the fairness and transparently of procedures and processes in place to help you combat abusive behavior by faculty with power over you. Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 19.6 Rate the fairness and transparently of procedures and processes in place to help you combat abusive behavior by faculty with power over you. Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 19.7 Rate the fairness and transparently of procedures and processes in place to help you combat abusive behavior by faculty with power over you. Broken out by Age of survey participant
Table 20.1 Have you done any of the following in your current position?
Table 20.2 Have you done any of the following in your current position? Broken out by Country
Table 20.3 Have you done any of the following in your current position? Broken out for public and private higher education institutions
Table 20.4 Have you done any of the following in your current position? Broken out by Specialization
Table 20.5 Have you done any of the following in your current position? Broken out by Number of years spent as a postdoc
Table 20.6 Have you done any of the following in your current position? Broken out by Gender of survey respondent
Table 20.7 Have you done any of the following in your current position? Broken out by Age of survey participant
In which medical and life science fields do you anticipate the best prospects for research funding over the next five years?
How do you feel that the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States might affect your future career?
What advice can you offer to your peers about managing as a postdoc?
Which higher education institutions do you believe have exemplary postdoc working condition and programs and what do admire about them?

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