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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.

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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.

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