Blogger Barefoot Doctoral this week discusses searching for and applying to postdoc positions by addressing questions raised during a department panel discussion she recently attended. For example —though she notes it can be discipline-specific — in general, postdocs should apply to plenty of institutions, Barefoot Doctoral says. "I applied to 88," she adds. However, Barefoot says postdocs should "never apply to a job you wouldn't take.

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