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 (pōst′dŏk′) Informal
1. A postdoctoral program of study.
2. A grant or award funding postdoctoral study or research.
3. A postdoctoral scholar or researcher.


(Education) postdoctorate
(Education) postdoctoral


Informal. n.
1. a postdoctoral award or scholar.
[1965–70; by shortening]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.postdoc - a grant that funds postdoctoral study or research
grant-in-aid - a grant to a person or school for some educational project
2.postdoc - a scholar or researcher who is involved in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree
investigator, research worker, researcher - a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
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However, discussions during consultations with postdocs revealed a different set of needs.
Ekman: I can't think of any specific event that changed my life, but spending some time abroad as a postdoc and visiting scientist has been very important to me--both from a professional point of view, to learn from a new environment, but also on a personal level.
Think of a giraffe," says Uzel, who is now a postdoc at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University.
As a postdoc, she coordinated a study of early interventions.
To bring her invention to market, Dankovich, currently a postdoc in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has founded a nonprofit called pAge Drinking Paper, and by continuing to collaborate with WATERisLIFE, she hopes to make the book available in Africa later this year.
Thus, the field is sharply competitive for grant dollars, faculty positions, and stature, and it tends to reward individual over team achievement (no ambitious postdoc ever got a grant or job because she was a good team player or helped another scientist get a key publication).
Shrinking the pool of postdoc positions would also be a bit of a wake-up call for Ph.
The second training component follows completion of the workshop and consists of each student and postdoc spending four additional hours working individually with a faculty mentor or principal investigator (PI) of his or her respective NIH or NSF project.
00 Shares Raised % Value Professor 2,000 $2,000 20% $2,000 Postdoc A 1,000 $1,000 10% Postdoc B 1,000 $1,000 10% University 2,000 $2,000 20% $2,000 CEO 4,000 $4,000 40% $4,000 Total 10,000 $101000 100% $10,000 Issued and outstanding 10,000 Fully diluted 10,000 Raised in this round $10,000 Cumulative raised $10,000
As an incoming postdoctoral fellow at Western University, I would like to reflect now on the potential for the postdoc to be a transitional step inserted into the academic hierarchy between graduate life and professorial life.
Written by soon-to-be postdoc Hillary Blakeley, this blog bills itself as a "neuroscientist's thoughts on teaching, learning, and education.
Many of these postdocs earn their PhDs in the United States prior to applying for a postdoctoral position, but a not insignificant number receive their PhD training outside the United States and come to the United States to take a postdoc position.