Have to Leave the Postdoc Eventually | GenomeWeb

A postdoc is supposed to be a defined period of time in which a new researcher receives advanced training, writes Julie Gould at the Nature Jobs blog. It's usually, she adds, a three-year contract and in that time, the postdoc works in the principle investigator's lab to conduct research, while honing their skills and learning how to be an independent researcher.

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