Roots or Wings?

Over at Benchfly, Alan Marnett contemplates whether a PhD is better off taking a postdoc position in his or her graduate lab or moving to train elsewhere. "Do we stay in the same field? Should we consider working for a competitor?" he asks. When deciding where to take on a postdoc, Marnett says it's best to create a comprehensive list of potential labs.

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