Five tips for finding a well-suited postdoc: Editorial

August 24, 2021
Selecting a postdoctoral position that is a good fit can set a graduate student up for success. Tina Solvik outlines five practical steps for graduate students considering pursuing a postdoc. The first steps focus on understanding what postdocs are and determining whether one is a good fit for the student’s career aspirations. If a postdoc would be beneficial, Solvik explains how to search for postdoc opportunities, apply and inquire about opportunities in a tailored fashion, and identify through interviews whether an opportunity would be a good fit. “Postdocs can be an incredibly valuable experience in your professional development,” concludes Solvik. “Choosing to do a postdoc for specific career goals, applying to opportunities that support those career goals, and assessing how the postdoc environment can promote your success will help make sure you get the most out of the experience.” Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)