Definition of Postdoc

1. Noun. A grant that funds postdoctoral study or research.

Exact synonyms: Post Doc, Postdoctoral
Generic synonyms: Grant-in-aid



2. Noun. A scholar or researcher who is involved in academic study beyond the level of a doctoral degree.

Definition of Postdoc

1. Noun. (informal) A postdoctoral academic research position. ¹

2. Noun. (informal) Someone in such a position. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Postdoc

1. one engaged in postdoctoral study [n -S]

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Literary usage of Postdoc

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1. Bridges to Independence: Fostering the Independence of New Investigators in by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Among other findings, postdocs who developed research and career development plans with their PIs were not only more satisfied with their postdoc experience ..."

2. Evaluation of the Markey Scholars Program by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"Describe how the Markey award affected your independence as a postdoc. ... How did the Markey award affect your plans when you were a postdoc? ..."

3. Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Training in the Mathematical and edited by William C. Harris (2000)
"It is also possible, of course, that an individual postdoc may not be aware of ... For NSF as a whole, postdoc support increased by 13.8 percent in constant ..."

4. Directory and Survey of Particle Physicists edited by Robert Woods (1999)
"30 excluding postdocs and untenured faculty, vs. year of PhD Number of years as Graduate student by decade 31 Number of years as postdoc by decade 32 ..."

5. To Recruit and Advance: Women Students and Faculty in Science and Engineering by National Research Council (2006)
"... from graduate student to postdoc, postdoc to first faculty position; (4) recruitment of women for tenure-track positions; (5) increasing the tenure rate ..."

6. Pan-Organizational Summit on the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce by Marye Anne Fox, ( (2003)
"In the end the laboratory considered offering our applicant a postdoc, a position that was several steps below the candidate's skills and accomplishments. ..."

7. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"In his earlier years he had been a postdoc in Prof. ... This was in 1928, precisely when I was working as a postdoc in the same lab! Guha's widow. ..."

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