>To: womenbio at net.bio.net>From: apallas at ARSERRC.Gov (APALLAS)
>Subject: Re: postdocs
>Date: 13 Aug 1997 12:03:29 -0700
>>I don't have my Ph.D. yet, so I haven't seen that whole postdoc ball
>here's my opinion...
>>I consider postdocs resume boosters. You take this 'pay-cut' kind of
>it on your resume, and when you apply for a 'real' job with 'real' pay
>your resume to stand out from other newly graduated Ph.D. 'postdocless'
>>This may be crazy thinking, but this is my reason for when I will do a
>and take that ridiculous pay and lawless appointment.
>>If someone thinks that they need to straighten my thinking...I'm all
>>apallas at ARSERRC.gov>US Dept. of Agriculture
OK, I'll bite. What kind of job would you be applying for in which all
the other 2-300 applicants DIDN'T have at least 4 years of postdoctoral
It wouldn't be large scale academia, or small scale (perhaps community
college? but then we're talking less than $30,000 for your "dream'
job). And it certainly wouldn't be industry-you are expected to have
done a lengthy postdoc for most industry positions too. Just what kind
of job would have postdoc-less appliers?
visiting grad student at
Texas A&M University
Department of Biological Sciences
College Station, TX 77843
"Evil is best defined as militant ignorance."
Dr. M. Scott Peck