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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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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.
Raymond Davis, singled him out from a class of 350 students to conduct research as a freshman with math students and postdocs.
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.
Because many pdfs fall back on a postdoc when they fail to secure full-time employment, they wrestle with feelings of self-doubt during their research training.
17) The postdoc data does not permit us to distinguish between temporary and permanent residents.
The site also offers educational materials for students from kindergarten through postdoc level.
He received a postdoc degree in biochemistry and plant molecular genetics, and served on the faculty at Auburn University, Penn State University, and after retiring, worked for a few years at the Center for Tropical Agriculture in Turrialba, Costa Rica.
An academic version of indentured servitude once intended to be a one- or two-year finishing school for research scientists, the postdoc is now a way for the recently graduated to keep themselves alive while searching for a ``real'' job.
The Career path offered by FAS includes postdoc grants, research grants, as well as larger grants to programmes or centres of excellence.
The paper's lead authors are Hung-Chieh (Danny) Chou, former postdoc Matthew Webber, and postdoc Benjamin Tang.