Definition of postdoctoral
: being beyond the doctoral level:a : of or relating to advanced academic or professional work beyond a doctor's degree a postdoctoral fellowshipb : engaged in such work postdoctoral scholars
Recent Examples of postdoctoral from the Web
Why would a young researcher choose to pursue a postdoctoral stint in the U.S. when looming cuts—no matter how unlikely—would quickly leave them without a job?
The high-school dropout from Kent and former Army corporal bootstrapped his way through a Ph.D., did postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School, and became a tenured psychology professor at Western Washington University.
Then one day Nicole Smith-Guzmán, a bioarchaeologist and a postdoctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) opened the box and noticed that there was something a little bit different about these bones.
Dorothy Kieffer is a postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis researching the effects of diet on the genetic disorder Wilson disease.
His academic background also includes two surgery residencies at Harvard and postdoctoral training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
When brought before an inquiry committee, Sultan tried to pin the blame on a postdoctoral student.
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Definition of postdoctoral for English Language Learners
: relating to work that is done after a PhD has been completed
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