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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.
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(Education) postdoctorate
(Education) postdoctoral
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Informal. n.
1. a postdoctoral award or scholar.
[1965–70; by shortening]
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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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After completing his PhD, he worked for several years in industry at Evolva, and is currently a Postdoc at The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU Biosustain).
Her adoption was made by the conjoint Board of Inter-regional Directors of Asia-Oceania Post-Doctoral Academia (AOPDA) and SAIRI Postdoc Multiversity for the United Nation SDGs studies.
Now, I'm a postdoc, which is still sort of a training level, and that means I haven't really started a professional career in the US yet.
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The various facets of teaching expertise, which can be aligned with some of the themes from the postdoc literature, include teaching and supporting learning; educational leadership; mentorship; research, scholarship, and inquiry; and professional learning and development [68].
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.
He has now become an icon within the disciplinary spheres of relevance by receiving the 2016's first postdoc scholarship for 'DRR Strategies and New Research Horizons for ISDR in the United Nations SDGs Perspectives' at NPA (US) under the UN-KAKHTAH DRR programme.
She has gone a step further, teaching special education courses to graduate students at UCLA as a postdoc, and now, graduate and credential students at California State University, Los Angeles.
The next year, as a postdoc at the University of Virginia, she tested the paper in South Africa, and with help from the nonprofit WATERisLIFE, she's tested it in Ghana, too.