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  • Share our postdoctoral experience

    You will benefit from the experience and knowledge of international postdocs who perform(ed) their postdoctoral training in the USA.

  • Contribute to your success

    We want to put all the chances on your side to have a great postdoctoral experience in the United States.

  • Build a postdoc community

    We aim to construct a platform where international postdocs can share tips and information and answer to questions from prospective and current international postdocs.

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Definition of

a postdoc or postdoctoral scholar

An individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is engaged in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance the professional skills and research independence needed to pursue his or her chosen career path.

definition from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Foreign postdocs in the U.S.

What are the numbers?

The number of postdocs in the U.S. coming from other countries has been steadily increasing over the past decades, exceeding ones U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

International postdocs have become essential to the workforce of American laboratories and scientific discoveries!

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering.

Evolution of the proportion of U.S. vs Non-U.S. postdocs

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1995

2005

2015

International postdocs in Science and Engineering fields by state (2015)

U.S. and Non-U.S. postdocs by field (2015)

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U.S. citizens & Permanent residents

International postdocs

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