How to avoid drowning if your postdoc laboratory is a sinking ship?

An Ode to My First Postdoctoral Journey

Abstract

Being a Postdoctoral Fellow is a precarious journey, with no concrete support system or regulatory bodies to rely on when situations turn against your career path.

This anecdotal article, by no means comprehensive, hopes to provide some insights about what to look out for if you are stuck in a fledgling laboratory environment.

The question of whether you should continue with your current situation or leave for ‘greener pastures’ is not as simple as it sounds; there are many factors you need to consider before making the final decision.

Such decision will have serious ramifications on your career trajectory, and therefore, should never be taken lightly. You want choose the path that is beneficial for your scientific career without burning any bridges.

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About The Author

Victor Wong

Postdoctoral Scientist

Burke Medical Research Institute / Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, USA

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