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advantage of NIH?

Postby Jody » Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:17 am

Hi all,
We hear a lot of "been there" advantage from NIH postdocs. Is it a fact that a NIH postdoc gets more advantage in the job market over the postdocs from universities (barring the top bracket ones,like MIT, Stanford etc.)? Or is it the publication only, that matters at the end of the day? please share your opinions.......
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advantage of NIH?

Postby Dave Jensen » Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:17 pm

There is more of a sense of "mission" at the NIH for a Postdoc. As such, it is a bit closer to the industry atmosphere. I would say that postdocs from the NIH have an excellent track record in moving over to industry. If that is your goal, it should be in strong consideration.

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advantage of NIH?

Postby Park » Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:52 pm

"I would say that postdocs from the NIH have an excellent track record in moving over to industry."

Dave,
Could you please give more detail?

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advantage of NIH?

Postby Dave Jensen » Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:52 pm

Hi Park,

I believe that NIH postdocs are considered excellent training and that, while it depends upon the lab and the PI, many of them transfer successfully to industry. NIH has more of a "mission-based" research approach, as opposed to the totally independent work of a research scientist in a typical academic lab postdoc. Industry knows and recognizes this,

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(PS - Park, I pulled your post down from that "Don't Be A Scientist" guy. That crap has been floating around the internet a fair amount, and we don't need it here cluttering up this forum discussion. Thanks for your understanding . . . )
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advantage of NIH?

Postby Park » Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:59 pm

Thanks, Dave.

I am looking for Postdoct, considering a position at Top university or NIH. That is why I am curious about the Postdoct at NIH.

(For that post, I am glad you call it crap.)
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