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 (pōst-dŏk′tər-əl) also post·doc·tor·ate (-ĭt)
Of, relating to, or engaged in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree.


(pəʊstˈdɒktərəl) or


(Education) of, relating to, or designating studies, research, or professional work above the level of a doctorate


(poʊstˈdɒk tər əl)

of or pertaining to study or professional work undertaken after receiving a doctorate.
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Noun1.postdoctoral - a grant that funds postdoctoral study or research
grant-in-aid - a grant to a person or school for some educational project
Adj.1.postdoctoral - of or relating to study or research that is done after work for the doctoral degree has been completed
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in education from Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, and is now in a postdoctorate position at University of California, Los Angeles.
She has since moved to Christchurch, New Zealand, where she is doing a postdoctorate at Lincoln University investigating the notion of 're-humanising sustainability' and working part-time at the Canterbury Refugee Council.
The unique missions of the US Army Veterinary Corps create another need for postdoctorate training.
Purpose: Now a national model for recruitment, retention and success of historically underrepresented students in STEM with support through postdoctorate, producing a body of culturally and racially diverse graduates.
Members of Flinn's research team include Davide Ponzi, now a postdoctorate at the University of Chicago, and Michael Muehlenbein, associate professor of anthropology at Indiana University.
Dr Connolly-Andersen is a postdoctorate fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Umea University.
He said the biggest human attrition in research came between PhD and postdoctorate level when 80% of people were lost--a problem in developed countries but a real crisis in developing ones where the human resource pool was much smaller.
C), which he cofounded in 1995 - the nation's first licensed and accredited university to issue postdoctorate degrees in integrative and physiatric medicine.
In A Guide to Surviving Academia: Navigating the Rites of Passage (2011), the editors Emily Lenning, Sara Brighton, and Susan Caringella do not consider the postdoctorate an integral step in their sketch of the academic lifespan.
Successful candidates at the graduate and postdoctorate levels can expand career goals by participating in research activities; interacting with scientists from NRL, other laboratories and academia; participating in scientific conferences and seminars; and publishing research results.
Harris, PhD OT, is a postdoctorate fellow at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and an assistant professor at McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
He received his bachelor of education degree in secondary education from the University of Alberta in 1966, a master of science degree in counseling psychology and school psychology from the University of Oregon in 1970, a master of education degree in special education from the UO in 1971, a doctorate in special education and clinical/school psychology from the UO in 1973 and postdoctorate in counseling psychology from the UO in 1982.