postdoc

noun
post·​doc | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌdäk How to pronounce postdoc (audio) \

Definition of postdoc

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one engaged in postdoctoral study or research

postdoc

adjective

Definition of postdoc (Entry 2 of 2)

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Yanoviak's postdoc Evan Gora then keeps tabs on the struck tree and its neighbors to document any declines. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Sturdy as they are, giant trees are particularly susceptible to these three killers," 4 Sep. 2019 The challenge is also reflected in the quality of postdoc applications. Thomas Kariuki, Quartz Africa, "African universities are battling to attract post-doctoral researchers," 31 Aug. 2019 Co-author Inge Geipel, a postdoc with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), first became interested in the issue while working on her PhD at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, Germany. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "These bats can use leaves as “sound mirrors” for better navigation," 14 Aug. 2019 Additionally, there are fewer accomplished scientists that can take up postdoc positions and fewer institutions with the capacity to host postdoc trainees. Thomas Kariuki, Quartz Africa, "African universities are battling to attract post-doctoral researchers," 31 Aug. 2019 Is an organizer for the UC postdoc researchers union 5. Ethan Baron, The Mercury News, "Lizards gone wild! UC Berkeley researcher’s ‘feminist science’ bucks male-dominated inquiry," 22 Aug. 2019 Warren Vieira, a postdoc in Catherine McCusker’s regeneration lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston, told me that axolotls sometimes wag their flat, eellike tails when a person comes into the room. Quanta Magazine, "Salamander’s Genome Guards Secrets of Limb Regrowth," 2 July 2018 To find out what in the bacteria was causing disease in the fleas, Hinnebusch and Iman Chouikha, a postdoc, chopped up Y. pseudotuberculosis into tiny pieces and fed them to fleas. Quanta Magazine, "The Mutant Genes Behind the Black Death," 6 Oct. 2015 To scale up and automate these forecasts Benjamin Van Doren, a Ph.D. student at the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom, and Kyle Horton, a postdoc at Cornell University, built a computer model of weather and bird migration. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, "Migration forecasts could help prevent wind turbines and buildings from killing millions of birds," 5 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Additionally, there are fewer accomplished scientists that can take up postdoc positions and fewer institutions with the capacity to host postdoc trainees. Thomas Kariuki, Quartz Africa, "African universities are battling to attract post-doctoral researchers," 31 Aug. 2019 Subsequently, Bill completed postdoc fellowships at the U. of Toronto and Georgia Tech. courant.com, "William C. Keever," 10 July 2019 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 Subsequently, Bill completed postdoc fellowships at the U. of Toronto and Georgia Tech. courant.com, "William C. Keever," 10 July 2019 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

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1964, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1942, in the meaning defined above

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