postdoc

noun
post·doc | \ˈpōs(t)-ˌdäk \

Definition of postdoc 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: one engaged in postdoctoral study or research

postdoc

adjective

Definition of postdoc (Entry 2 of 2)

Examples of postdoc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Then the postdoc got caught up in the Crispr craze. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "Inside a Chemist’s Quest to Hack Evolution and Cure Genetic Disease," 12 June 2018 As a postdoc working with Michael Travisano at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, Ratcliff subjected yeast cultures to a form of artificial selection. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "The momentous transition to multicellular life may not have been so hard after all," 28 June 2018 Raising the NIH National Research Service Award starting postdoc salary—which serves a model for institutional postdoc salaries—from $43,700 to $52,700. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "Panel calls for a postdoc tax and other measures to help biomedical scientists find jobs," 12 Apr. 2018 Because even if step one worked, Gaudelli would still have to Frankenstein it together with the remaining components of her base editor—a high risk bet that could leave her with nothing to show for her postdoc. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "Inside a Chemist’s Quest to Hack Evolution and Cure Genetic Disease," 12 June 2018 Ewing bequeathed the samples to his former postdoc, Peter Burns, then a professor at Notre Dame. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "How a Uranium Hunter Sniffs Out Nuclear Weapons," 11 June 2018 That should be a sobering reminder as the ultra-safe human-cell-line project gets off the ground, says Nili Ostrov, a postdoc in Church’s lab who is leading the research. Elie Dolgin, Scientific American, "Scientists Downsize Bold Plan to Make Human Genome from Scratch," 1 May 2018 The study's co-lead author is former MIT postdoc Phillip Nadeau. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "Researchers are working on an electronic pill you can take to see if you're sick or not," 25 May 2018 Her second paper, written with her postdoc Marcia DeLonge and the graduate student Rebecca Ryals, offered a remarkable bit of extrapolation. Moises Velasquez-manoff, New York Times, "Can Dirt Save the Earth?," 18 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Raising the NIH National Research Service Award starting postdoc salary—which serves a model for institutional postdoc salaries—from $43,700 to $52,700. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "Panel calls for a postdoc tax and other measures to help biomedical scientists find jobs," 12 Apr. 2018 As a result, the NASEM report’s authors argue, postdoc training is haphazard and PIs have little incentive to prepare these young scientists for independent research careers. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "Panel calls for a postdoc tax and other measures to help biomedical scientists find jobs," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of postdoc

Noun

1964, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1942, in the meaning defined above

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