Now that her four years as a post-doc are up, blogger Professor in Training lists both her professional and personal achievements attained during that time. On the professional side, she not only won some departmental awards, but she also learned a few new techniques and collaborated with high-profile labs. To show that postdocs can have a life outside the lab, she also ran a marathon and hiked the Grand Canyon.

 

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