Industry, Academia, or National Lab Post-Doc

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Hello,

I am wondering if anybody has any advice on which direction is better for somebody who hopes to work as a tenured university professor. I am a PhD candidate in Material Science. My work is 70% experimental (ion implantation, SEM,Auger, and XPS) and 30% computational (ab-initio, and MD modeling). What do universities prefer? Thanks.

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Modey3
 

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ZapperZ
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A postdoc is a postdoc. Grab 'em while you can no matter where.

The only difference being that, on average, the postdoc appointment at National Labs tends to have higher pay than universities.

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