> Also, I think it is a myth that the postdoctoral period is "training".
> Many mentors expect the postdoc to bring the skills to the lab with
> them, and be producers more than "training" them in new techniques..
>I know what you mean, as I have seen it happen, but I really think it depends
upon the mentor and the correct match. If you choose something which is
decidedly complementary to your present training, then you gain some training,
and you can potentially bring some expertise to the lab which they might not
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