Business Office Feature

The transferrable postdoc

Science  22 Aug 2014:
Vol. 345, Issue 6199, pp. 956-959
DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6199.956


Now more than ever, experts say, postdoctoral fellows need to cultivate a broad base of beyond-the-bench skills and capitalize on transferring them to the next stage of their career to be as competitive as possible. In today's competitive job market, it is vitally important for postdocs to accumulate skill sets on their CVs right alongside their publications–whether their next career move is research-based or not. Postdocs who repurpose their lab leadership and project management skills into star candidate qualities have an advantage when looking to step into their next position.