Polling Postdocs

The Scientist's 2013 PostDoc Survey is out, offering a window into the hopes and dreams of your average life sciences postdoctoral researcher.

The magazine polled more than 2,000 postdocs around the country asking them to rank their institutions according to 38 criteria in nine categories including quality of training and mentoring, career development and networking opportunities, funding, and pay and benefits.

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