This week we talk to Aleksandra Badura, a neuroscience post-doctoral researcher at Princeton University about the post-doc life and differences between the US and European PhD programs.
(This episode was recorded a LONG time ago. We have all since defended and will catch up on the
- Coming to the US from Europe to be a post-doctoral researcher
- The “importance” of brand when accepting positions
- Choosing a post-doc laboratory
- Parallels between business world and academia
- Job security
- Applying for fellowships is vital for success in research fields
- Differences between European counties and US in PhD training
- Fewer courses in PhD program in Europe
- Masters degree (~2 years) is mandatory before pursuing a PhD
- Fewer European programs have a rotation system
- Work/life balance
- Considering starting a family
- There is no magic end point to your career
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