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What is a postdoctoral research associate

Postdocs are traditionally characterized by the following:

  • temporary position
  • for those who with a recent Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate
  • involves full-time research or scholarship
  • preparatory for a full-time academic or research career
  • supervised by a senior scholar
  • appointee has the freedom, and is expected, to publish the results of research or scholarship during the period of the appointment